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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

IK1RX003076-01A1
Title: OPTIMIZATION AND EVALUATION OF A SELF-LEVELING POWER WHEELCHAIR FOR TIP PREVENTION
Principal Investigator:

Jorge Candiotti

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: November 2019 - October 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $131,006
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$238,637
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

Electric Powered Wheelchairs (EPWs) are key assistive devices for Veterans with Disabilities (VwD), providing mobility and independence. However, existing EPWs are not intended for heavy duty use in outdoor environments and have difficulties navigating steep hills, cross slopes, and other uneven surfaces commonly encountered in outdoor environments. The limitation of the EPW technology in such environments can cause loss of stability and traction, leading to tips and falls. Approximately 100,000...



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