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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Design Improvements and Evaluation of a Knee Stress-Relief Powered Exoskeleton for Veterans with Knee Osteoarthritis
Principal Investigator:

Ann M. Spungen

Location: Bronx, NY
Congressional District Code: 13
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: April 2021 - March 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $100,578
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a growing problem due to increased longevity and obesity with estimates of 14 million people living with this impairment. Knee OA results in decreased activity and lifestyle changes, further exacerbating an individual’s health. Exoskeleton technology (Keeogo™, B-temia, Inc.) may be a viable alternative to standard knee OA treatment by providing powered support to reduce pain during mobility. Preliminary studies with the Keeogo™ in six persons with knee OA showed effic...

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