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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Hybrid neuroprosthesis with power assist for walking in SCI
Principal Investigator:

Ronald J. Triolo

Location: Cleveland, OH
Congressional District Code: 11
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: October 2016 - June 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $150,495
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The objective of this project is to design, fabricate and evaluate a new, muscle-driven ambulatory assist system suitable for clinical testing in the home and community environments that maximizes the functional mobility of individuals with motor complete thoracic level spinal cord injury (SCI). Paralysis from SCI causes rapid degeneration of almost every major organ system. Commercially available externally powered robotic exoskeletons can begin to address such immobility in rehabilitation and...

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