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    Co-Creation Facilitates Translational Research on Upper Limb Prosthetics

    Jones, Hannah and Dupan, Sigrid and Coutinho, Maxford and Day, Sarah and Desmond, Deirdre and Donovan-Hall, Margaret and Dyson, Matthew and Ekins-Coward, Thea and Kenney, Laurence and Krasoulis, Agamemnon and McIntosh, Doug and Memarzadeh, Kaveh and Small, Edward and Wheeler, Gemma and Wu, Hancong and Nazarpour, Kianoush (2021) Co-Creation Facilitates Translational Research on Upper Limb Prosthetics. Prosthesis, 3 (2). pp. 110-118. ISSN 2673-1592

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    People who either use an upper limb prosthesis and/or have used services provided by a prosthetic rehabilitation centre, hereafter called users, are yet to benefit from the fast-paced growth in academic knowledge within the field of upper limb prosthetics. Crucially over the past decade, research has acknowledged the limitations of conducting laboratory-based studies for clinical translation. This has led to an increase, albeit rather small, in trials that gather real-world user data. Multi-stakeholder collaboration is critical within such trials, especially between researchers, users, and clinicians, as well as policy makers, charity representatives, and industry specialists. This paper presents a co-creation model that enables researchers to collaborate with multiple stakeholders, including users, throughout the duration of a study. This approach can lead to a transition in defining the roles of stakeholders, such as users, from participants to co-researchers. This presents a scenario whereby the boundaries between research and participation become blurred and ethical considerations may become complex. However, the time and resources that are required to conduct co-creation within academia can lead to greater impact and benefit the people that the research aims to serve.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Jones, H.; Dupan, S.; Coutinho, M.; Day, S.; Desmond, D.; Donovan-Hall, M.; Dyson, M.; Ekins-Coward, T.; Kenney, L.; Krasoulis, A.; McIntosh, D.; Memarzadeh, K.; Small, E.; Wheeler, G.; Wu, H.; Nazarpour, K. Co-Creation Facilitates Translational Research on Upper Limb Prosthetics. Prosthesis 2021, 3, 110-118.
    Keywords: co-creation; collaboration; upper limb prosthetics; user needs;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Human Health Institute
    Item ID: 16923
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    Depositing User: Dr. Deirdre Desmond
    Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2023 10:00
    Journal or Publication Title: Prosthesis
    Publisher: MDPI
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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