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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Center for Wheelchairs and Assistive Robotics Engineering
Principal Investigator:

Rory A. Cooper

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: July 2019 - June 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $1,258,900
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


There is an influx in the number of Veterans with disabilities (VwD) using mobility and manipulation devices due to aging, improved medical care which has increased survival rates from severe injuries, and polytrauma resulting in multiple disabilities. Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and New Dawn account for over 250,000 unique VwD who received devices from VA Prosthetics and Sensory Aid Service (PSAS). Veterans are at the heart of everything that WARE does and strives to achieve. WA...

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