Fragile grasping with a prosthetic hand

Myoelectric Fragile Grasping Study

Subjects needed to support IRB-approved federally-funded research

SynTouch and Berke Prosthetics invite you to participate in a study to evaluate fragile grasping performance with an experimental prosthetic hand. Participation in this minimal-risk and IRB-approved study will consist of four 2-3 hour office visits to one of our testing sites, and three month-long take-home sessions with an experimental prosthetic hand between those visits. Your participation will help contribute to the development of next-generation prosthetic hands with intelligent grasping behaviors.

Video overview of prosthetic hand technology:

For additional technical information and media see: SynTouch Prosthetic Hand Research

Qualifying Candidates Are:
  • 18+ years of age
  • Unilateral transradial amputee
  • Have experience with and feel comfortable using a myoelectric prosthesis
  • 6+ months post-amputation
  • Willing and able to travel to clinical sites in either San Mateo, CA or Denver, CO (future sites in Seattle, WA and Los Angeles, CA coming soon)

Volunteers will be compensated for their participation

Research sponsored by the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) and funded by the US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA).

How to Participate

  1. Contact Gary Berke (Clinical Investigator), at (650) 570-5861 or to check availability and to be assigned a Participant ID.
  2. Download and review the Information and Consent Form and other relevant downloads below.
  3. Contact Gary Berke with any questions you have about the study, to submit the required paperwork to participate, and to schedule your first office visit.



Gary Berke - Clinical Investigator

Berke Prosthetics
2001 Winward Way Ste.100
San Mateo, CA 94404
(650) 570-5861

Jeremy Fishel - Principal Investigator

3720 Clifton Place
Montrose, CA 91020