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Anna Vlachaki BSc in Interior Design Decoration and Product Design, MA in Furniture and Product Design

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PhD Student Anna, is currently looking the way that the design of prosthesis can affect the psychological condition of amputees and their role in the society of 21st century.

In 2014, Anna completed her undergraduate diploma in Athens (Greece), where she studied Interior Design, Decoration and Product Design (BSc). In 2015 she received a scholarship from Nottingham Trent University (UK), where she continued her studies on Furniture and Product Design (MA). Her dissertation/ thesis was “The design of prosthetic covers-The way that the design of the prosthetic covers can highlight the personality and the femininity of female amputees”.

In 2017 (January) she started as a full-time PhD student at Loughborough Design School, full-funded by Loughborough Design School (studentship).  

Research Group: Design for Digital Fabrication research group (D4DF)

Anna’s interest is on the design of prosthesis and how it can affect the psychological condition of amputees, the way that they are treated by others and their role in the society of 21st century.  

Make prosthetic parts accessories- What are the effects that new approaches on the design of medical devices can have in the psychological condition of disabled people and their role in the society of 21st century

Aesthetic and functional aspects of prosthesis, role of disabled people in society, design of medical devices and patients