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Hand Rehabilitation using Variable Assistance through Force and EMG Feedback

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R41AG049499-01A1
Agency Tracking Number: R41AG049499
Amount: $209,990.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: NIA
Solicitation Number: PA13-235
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
6901 E Fish Lake Road
MAPLE GROVE, MN 55369-5401
United States
DUNS: 140696332
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
Phone: (763) 515-5321
Research Institution
CHICAGO, IL 60611-2654
United States

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 Domestic nonprofit research organization

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project proposes to develop and evaluate a hand rehabilitation system for chronic hemiparetic stroke survivors that have lost their ability to full control their hand. Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability, and is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Stroke survivors often face a significant loss of functional motor control in the upper limbs of the contralesional side of the body. Restoration of upper limb function is particularly difficult due to its enormous complexity. User control of hand movement is crucial to regaining correct central motor control. It has been shown that the paralyzed hand can be improved through repetitive training of isolated movements. This program will directdevelopment efforts towards a hand rehabilitation system that provides adaptive assistance as needed during physical rehabilitation based on feedback from both the user's volitional movement and surface electromyogram (EMG) measurements. Pattern recog

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