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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Exoskeleton footwear to improve walking performance and subject-reported preference.
Principal Investigator:

Sara A Myers

Location: Omaha, NE
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: April 2020 - March 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $270,660
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The long term goal of this project is to improve the quality of life of patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) using assistive exoskeletons. PAD is a manifestation of systemic atherosclerosis that significantly reduces blood flow to the lower extremities. Veterans with PAD undergo angioplasty, proximal bypass, and distal bypass procedures at rates 10 times higher than the general US male population. Reduced blood flow leads to pain during walking known as claudication. Claudication pain t...

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