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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Grasping Function after Spinal Cord Injury
Principal Investigator:

Monica Perez

Location: Hines, IL
Congressional District Code: 24
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: July 2018 - June 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $118,503
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Grasping behaviors, which are essential for daily-life functions, are largely impaired in individuals with cervical spinal cord injury (SCI). Although rehabilitative interventions have shown success in improving the ability to grasp following injury their overall effects remain limited. The goals of this proposal are to examine the contribution of physiological pathways to the control of grasping behaviors after cervical SCI, and to maximize the recovery of grasping by using tailored non-invasiv...

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