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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Transspinal versus Epidural Stimulation for Exoskeletal Assisted Walking after Spinal Cord Injury
Principal Investigator:

Ashraf Gorgey

Location: Richmond, VA
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: July 2020 - June 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $100,000
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Restoring locomotion following spinal cord injury (SCI) has been the focus of years of research aimed at ameliorating several of health-related comorbidities. Spinal cord epidural stimulation (SCES) exhibits the rehabilitation potential of restoring locomotion in individuals with SCI when combined with intensive locomotion training. Despite this potential, such protocols are likely impractical when applied across large clinical SCI populations due to high monetary costs. Similar to SCES, transsp...

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