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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Lower limb prostheses for individuals who carry infants, toddlers, and other loads
Principal Investigator:

Glenn K. Klute

Location: Seattle, WA
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: October 2019 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $271,674
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


PROJECT SUMMARY (PUBLIC ABSTRACT) The natural lower limbs provide important biomechanical functions such as body weight support, forward propulsion, and balance control during ambulation. When the loads borne by the lower limbs change, lower limb muscle activation responds accordingly to enable seamless continuation of biomechanical function. These loads can change suddenly, such as when carrying an infant, toddler, or other load like a heavy backpack. For individuals with a lower limb amputatio...

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