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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Development of advanced personalized modular pressure relief seating cushion systems: Testing and user evaluation
Principal Investigator:

Kath M. Bogie

Location: Cleveland, OH
Congressional District Code: 11
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: May 2018 - April 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $34,902
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Pressure injuries are a significant secondary complications for many individuals with reduced mobility, including elderly Veterans and those with spinal cord injury (SCI). Core assistive technology for persons with limited mobility includes a wheelchair seating system, comprising both a wheelchair and an effective pressure relief cushion. All wheelchair users are at some increased risk of pelvic region pressure injuries while sitting. Numerous studies have shown that although no one cushion can...

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