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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Peripheral Interfaces in Amputees for Sensorimotor Integration
Principal Investigator:

Dustin J. Tyler

Location: Cleveland, OH
Congressional District Code: 11
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: August 2020 - July 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $299,416
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Veterans who have lost an upper extremity in service of country have lost both hand function and the sense of touch. Losing these primary sources of physical, manipulative, and emotional connection to the world results in lifelong functional and social deficits. To restore the emotional and functional aspects of the hand to a veteran, we have developed an implanted system of nerve electrodes to restore touch and sense of movement and intramuscular electrodes to provide intuitive, long-term, stab...

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