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Humankind’s most significant challenges have varying impacts across the communities that comprise our cities, state, nation, and world. Economic, geographic, and health disparities mean substantial differences in our abilities to respond to events such as extreme weather, disease transmission, and mobility. Equitable technologies and engineering solutions that address such impacts recognize must work across disciplinary boundaries in partnership with impacted communities to address community needs effectively.
Cross-campus collaboration leads to ‘smart prosthetics’
An interdisciplinary team of UC Davis scientists and plastic and reconstructive surgeons is collaborating to help improve quality of life for patients with upper limb amputations. They are utilizing a novel amputation surgical procedure and smart prosthetics to help patients better control their residual muscles, receive sensory feedback and reduce limb pain.