Ethics@Twilight — 'Advanced Prostheses: Are Research Directions Aligned with Amputee Preferences?'

Commercially-available prosthetic limbs are unable to restore the full functionality of a biological limb, but there are a broad range of R&D efforts underway to bridge the gaps. The decisions made by scientists, engineers, policy makers and the business community will determine the availability and affordability of these emerging technologies for amputees. This dialogue will focus on the challenges faced in aligning research directions with amputee preferences.

Join us for a panel discussion featuring James J. Abbas and Christopher Buneo from the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering at Arizona State University and Thomas Sugar from the Polytechnic School at Arizona State University. The panel will present on the topic of "Advanced Prostheses: Research Directions Aligned with Amputee Preferences?" at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 28. The discussion will be hosted in the new Student Pavilion in room 121, Senita C.

Ethics@Twilight is a collaboration between the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering and the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics. Lecturers elaborate on ethical dimensions in their areas of expertise, followed by a moderated question and answer period with the audience.

Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Tempe campus
Student Pavilion, room 121 Senita C
Erica ONeil
Advanced prosthetic hand, credit: M. Levin, University of Washington