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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I21RX002882-01A1
Title: STUDY OF POSTURAL STABILITY IN SUBJECTS WITH MYELOPATHY USING A PORTABLE VIRTUAL REALITY BALANCE PROTOCOL.
Principal Investigator:

Richard J. Servatius

Location: Syracuse, NY
Congressional District Code: 24
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: February 2019 - January 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $28,687
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$170,393
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

Veterans are at heightened risk of developing cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) from rigors of military service. Diagnosis of CSM involves a set of clinical findings and is confirmed by imaging the spine. Gait impairment and disturbances of stance control are hallmarks of CSM and are a consequence of abnormalities in proprioception due to dorsal column tract damage of the spine. Currently, gait and balance deficits rely on clinical level assessments and judgement for detection. An objective...



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