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Saffran Möller is registered as a PhD student since Maj 2015 at The research school of health and welfare, School of health and wellfare. This project will focus on individuals who have undergone an amputation above or through the knee joint and who are currently using a prosthesis. The project is multidisciplinary and the aim is to identify factors which influence mobility and function in this group of individuals. Mobility outcomes are affected by numerous interrelated factors and in this research self-efficacy (belief in one’s own ability), cognitive load (how much attention is required to perform a task) and environmental factors (eg. Prescription of specific prosthetic components) are included. New technique termed functional near-infrared spectroscopic topography (fNIRS) will be used. fNIRS is an emerging technique that has proven sensitive to cognitive load while users are performing dynamic activities.
Saffran is a Registered Physiotherapist with a Master's degree in Physiotherapy. Saffran has worked for many years in close collaboration with prosthetists, both national and international, in rehabilitation of lower limb amputees.