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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Can Sensory Feedback Training Improve the Biomechanical and Metabolic Effects of Using Passive or Powered Lower Limb Prostheses During Walking for Veterans with Transtibial Amputations?
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: $186,120
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


[Due to the functional impairments caused by a lower limb amputation, it is essential to determine the benefits of rehabilitation strategies such as real-time visual feedback training. Such training could allow Veterans with transtibial amputations (TTAs) to better utilize their prostheses and regain the greatest possible level of function. It is not clear how much the prosthetic device (passive-elastic prosthetic foot versus battery- powered ankle-foot prosthesis) and/or the user’s response to...

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