Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Developing a Feedback-Controlled Heated Vest to Address Thermoregulatory Dysfunction in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury|
|Congressional District Code:
|| November 2018 -
|FY 2021 Funding Amount:
|Total Award Amount
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Persons with spinal cord injury (SCI), particularly [cervical injuries (tetraplegia]), are unable to effectively regulate core body temperature (Tcore) due to interruption of motor, sensory, and sympathetic pathways. Thus, control of distal extremity vasoconstriction (heat conservation) and shivering thermogenesis (heat production) are impaired, and the ability to maintain a constant Tcore is compromised. Persons with tetraplegia often report “feeling cold,” frequently present with subnormal Tco...
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