Saffran Möller

Assistant Professor Health and Care Sciences
Department of Rehabilitation , School of Health and Welfare
Programme manager MASTech

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.


Möller, S., Ramstrand, N., Hagberg, K., Rusaw, D. (2020). Cortical brain activity in transfemoral or knee-disarticulation prosthesis users performing single and dual-task walking activities Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering, 7. More information
Ramstrand, N., Möller, S., Rusaw, D. (2020). Transitioning to a microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee – Executive functioning during single and dual-task gait Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 44(1), 27-35. More information
Möller, S., Rusaw, D., Hagberg, K., Ramstrand, N. (2019). Reduced cortical brain activity with the use of microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knees during walking Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 43(3), 257-265. More information
Möller, S., Hagberg, K., Samuelsson, K., Ramstrand, N. (2018). Perceived self-efficacy and specific self-reported outcomes in persons with lower-limb amputation using a non-microprocessor-controlled versus a microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 13(3), 220-225. More information

Doctoral thesis

Möller, S. (2019). Functioning in prosthetic users provided with and without a microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee – relative effects on mobility, self-efficacy and attentional demand (Doctoral thesis, Jönköping: Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare). More information

Conference paper

Möller, S., Ramstrand, N., Hagberg, K., Rusaw, D. (2019). Can Microprocessor-Controlled Prosthetic Knees Reduce Attentional Demand during Single and Dual-task Walking?. ISPO’s 17th World Congress (International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics), 5-8 October 2019, Kobe, Japan. More information
Ramstrand, N., Möller, S. (2018). Can prostheses and orthoses reduce the demand on higher order cognitive processes during walking?. The 11th Nordic prosthetist and orthotist conference Copenhagen, Denmark, 6th – 8th September 2018. More information

Other publications

Möller, S., Ramstrand, N., Rusaw, D., Hagberg, K. . Differences in mobility for individuals using a non-microprocessor-controlled versus a microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee. More information