We are Team Sixth Sense, a group of senior engineering students from Rice University. We aim to develop a system to provide sensory feedback to prosthetic users and help users gain better control over their prosthetic. We are working with NeoSensory, a startup company developing the versatile extra-sensory transducer (VEST), a vest with an array of vibrating motors that can provide information through vibrational patterns. We hope that you could help us by answering the questions and giving us your valuable inputs! Your personal information would not be disclosed to any individuals other than our research group. If you have any concerns or questions about this survey or our study, please contact Isabella Yang (yy28@rice.edu) or Fanny Huang (xh11@rice.edu).


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* 1. Would you like to join us for a casual conversation via Skype or in-person so that we can better understand your needs? If yes, could you leave us your contact information? (If you choose “Yes”, you don’t need to answer the questions after this question).

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* 2. What type(s) of prosthesis have you used?( You may write down the product name or catalogue number.)

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* 3. What are the physical obstacles/difficulty you encountered when using the prosthesis?

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* 4. When you are walking, which perceptions do you use when you are using the prosthetics?

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* 5. When you are standing, which perceptions do you use when you are using the prosthetics?

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* 6. When you are sitting, which perceptions do you use when you are using the prosthetics?

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* 7. (On a scale of 1-7, 1-least important and 7-most important)How important would being able to feel the following sensations with your prosthesis be to you? 

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* 8. (On a scale of 1-5, 1-least important and 5-most important)How important would it be to you to perceive sensations from your prosthesis during the following activities? 

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* 9. If vibration to upper body is provided as sensory feedback, would you like to volunteer for testing? We will follow up with more details on our testing procedure and compensation. If yes, could you leave us your contact information?

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* 10. Is there anything that you want to add? For example, feedback on other sensations that you would like to gain from prosthesis.

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