Shriners Hospitals for Children - Chicago
$17,000 - Healthcare
This grant will help to support a project to help prevent and eliminate pain and repetitive strain injury during prolonged wheelchair use in pediatric patients with spinal cord injury. This will be accomplished utilizing a SmartWheel system which measures joint reaction forces and movements at the wrist, elbow and shoulder during manual operation, and will be integrated, along with 3-D motion analysis, into the weekly spinal cord injury wheelchair clinics. Grant funds will help to underwrite the purchase of the SmartWheel. This grant is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838-01).
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