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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Locomotor Response of Persons with Upper Limb Loss to Treadmill Perturbations
Principal Investigator:

Matthew Major

Location: Chicago, IL
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: July 2020 - June 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $100,204
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The primary aim of this pilot study is to characterize the proactive and reactive locomotor response of Veterans with upper limb loss (ULL) to a trip during walking. Our recent VA-funded (RX001388, RX001322) investigations have suggested that persons with ULL experience a high prevalence of falls and demonstrate postural control mechanisms that may impair stability. Specifically, nearly half of individuals with ULL at or proximal to the wrist level experience at least one fall per year and almos...

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