Talk to the Veterans Crisis Line now
U.S. flag
An official website of the United States government

Office of Research & Development

print icon sign up for VA Research updates

Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I21RX002884-01A1
Title: Developing a Feedback-Controlled Heated Vest to Address Thermoregulatory Dysfunction in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury
Principal Investigator:

John Handrakis

Location: Bronx, NY
Congressional District Code: 13
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: November 2018 - October 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $58,373
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$245,324
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
Go To NIH RePORTER


Excerpt:

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...



Questions about the R&D website? Email the Web Team.

Any health information on this website is strictly for informational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition.