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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: How Do Lower Limb Prosthetic Stiffness and Power Affect the Biomechanics, Metabolic Costs, and Satisfaction of Veterans with Transtibial Amputations DuringWalking?
Principal Investigator:

Alena Grabowski

Location: Denver, CO
Congressional District Code: 6
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: August 2019 - July 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $223,583
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Previous studies suggest that use of the recommended prosthetic foot stiffness category and/or ankle power output setting may not optimize the function of Veterans with transtibial amputations (TTAs). Due to the functional impairments and lifetime of healthcare costs incurred by Veterans with TTAs, it is vital to determine how different prosthetic foot and ankle properties/parameters such as passive-elastic prosthetic foot stiffness and battery-powered prosthetic ankle power output affect the me...

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