OneHand project

IC2A is participating in a project funded by the European Commission.

The One Hand project began in December 2020 with Hy5 however due to Hy5’s bankruptcy the project was paused.  It is with great delight that we can announce the project will continue until March 2024 and IC2A is working collaborative with the consortium now led by The Simulation Crew (TSC) and with new partners Ottobock and University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

The project’s purpose is to create an improved and user centred solution for upper limb prosthetic users.

IC2A’s main roles in this project is to:

  • Develop standard guidelines for upper limb patient recovery and rehabilitation in order to ensure best practices and an improved patient journey.
    • Be the “voice of the user” in the project to ensure that any new processes resulting from the project will benefit the users.

We are now halfway through the project and IC2A look forward to sharing the first draft of a literature review and guidelines for upper limb amputations at the ISPO Congress in April 2023 in Mexico.

Following this feedback IC2A will also commence working on similar documents for congenital upper limb amputations.

During the ISPO Congress, IC2A will conduct their Think Tank again this time focusing on upper limb amputees.  More information about the Think Tank will be released in January 2023.  We hope to see you in Mexico!

In connection with the One Hand project, IC2A seeks to encourage members and member organisations to get in touch if they wish to participate.

IC2A is specifically looking for:
• Feedback on rehabilitation and training practices (both from service users as well as prosthetists)

  • Data on upper limb population in respective markets (e.g. population of upper limb amputees, amputees wearing prosthetics and the type of prosthetic used such as myo-electric, mechanic, cosmetic etc.)
  • User feedback on current prosthetic solutions

Note that this project is for upper limb amputees only.

Any interested participants can please contact Beth Sheehan ( for further information.

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Photograph of Beth Sheehan, IC2A Project Officer smiling

Beth Sheehan, IC2A Project Officer