Technology to monitor everyday upper-limb prosthesis use – a review


  • Alix Chadwell
  • Dafne Morgado-Ramirez
  • Laurence Kenney
  • Laura Diment
  • Encarna Micó-Amigo
  • Malcolm Granat
  • Alex Dickinson


Real-world monitoring offers an objective way of exploring the everyday wear and use of upper-limb prostheses. To inform future developments in this field, a systematic literature review was undertaken, highlighting studies that monitored the activity of prosthesis-users during daily-living. Nine papers relating to the upper-limb were identified, and sixty relating to the lower-limb. Here we concentrate on the ways in which technologies have been utilised to assess the use of upper-limb prosthesis, whilst also drawing on the findings of the broader review to highlight potential uses of these measures, alongside the benefits and disadvantages of different approaches.




How to Cite

A. Chadwell, “Technology to monitor everyday upper-limb prosthesis use – a review”, MEC Symposium, Jul. 2020.

Conference Proceedings Volume


Clinical Research Studies