Winter Quarter 2024

Perspectives in Assistive Technology


David L. Jaffe, MS
Lathrop Library Classroom 282
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:50pm PST

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Tuesday, February 6th

photo of Gary Berke

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

Abstract: Gary will present 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 in Stanford's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as well as the previous owner of Berke Prosthetics and Orthotics in San Mateo. He is also the Chief Clinical Officer for Medical Creations in Denver, a start up in the prosthetic space. He is also now a consultant for Hanger Clinic. 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-

Berke Prosthetic Research and Consulting
P.O. Box 1734
Carmel Valley, CA  93824
gary -at-
Lecture Material:
Pre-lecture slides - 1.09 Mb pdf file
Ableism links:
Ableism - Stanford Student Affairs
Integrating the Visually Impaired Into the Virtual Future - Combating Ableism in Technology
Engineering Change through Allyship (On demand webinar)
Understanding Disability: Ableism
Slides - 6.31 Mb pdf file
The Bionic-Hand Arms Race
Sprinting with prosthetic versus biological legs: insight from experimental data
LN4 Hand Project
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 02/07/2024

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