Winter Quarter 2021

Perspectives in Assistive Technology


David L. Jaffe, MS
Online via Zoom
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:30pm to 5:50pm PT

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Thursday, February 4th

photo of Gary Berke

Issues of Human Interface Design
Gary M. Berke, MS, CP, FAAOP
Stanford Medical Center

Abstract: Gary will present some challenges of human interface design, using prosthetic limbs as the springboard for discussion.

Biosketch: Gary M. Berke is a prosthetist and an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Prosthetics in Stanford's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as well as the owner of Berke Prosthetics and Orthotics in San Mateo. He has worked and lectured both nationally and internationally on prosthetic care and has authored multiple publications. He has a keen interest in investigating cost effective technologies that enhance the lives of those who use prostheses and orthoses daily.

Contact information:
Gary M. Berke, MS, CP, FAAOP
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor
Stanford University School of Medicine
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
gmberke -at-
Lecture Material:
Pre-lecture slides - 1.42 Mb pdf file
Slides - 3.72 Mb pdf file
Dr. Strangelove - Restless Prosthetic Arm Syndrome (video 0:29)
Additive Manufacturing of Custom Orthoses and Prostheses - A Review
E-nabling the Future
Mechanimals: Animals Fitted with Prosthetics
The 50 Best Inventions of 2009 - The $20 Knee
Give a Hand Project
Bespoke Innovations - produces specialized coverings that surround an existing prosthetic leg
Aimee Mullins - double amputee
New ‘bionic’ leg gives amputees a natural gait
K Activity Levels for Prosthetics
Prosthetic Leg Covers
BioTac sensing prosthetic finger
Half Price Artificial Legs from Sears

Updated 02/04/2021

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