Research Study: Skin Sensitivity in Leg Amputation

Subjects with Leg Amputation Needed for Study on Sensation Thresholds in the Leg

You are invited to participate in a study to investigate the changes in vibration and pressure detection thresholds at the residual limb following vibration electrical stimulation.

Participation Criteria: Healthy male and female volunteers with lower extremity amputation between the ages of 18-20.

If you decide to participate we will be applying both a vibration stimulus (vibratory probe) and a touch stimulus (monofilaments) to various parts of the healthy (foot and thigh) and amputated (knee and thigh) limbs while also applying a low level of vibration or electrical stimulation to nearby skin that is below a level that is detectable.

The duration of the experiment is approximately 1 hour and takes place in a single session. You will be required to wear shorts.

If you are interested in participating or would like more information about the study, please contact:
Emma Plater –
Dr. Leah Bent – 519-824-4120 x 52116
Alan Rigby c/o Niagara Prosthetics and Orthotics – 905-688-3288

This project has been reviewed by the Research Ethics Board for compliance with federal guidelines for research involving human participants. University of Guelph REB#18-10-023. This study is being conducted through the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph.