Brooke Odle, Hope Faculty Fellow in Engineering, recently received a $7,480 award from the Paralyzed Veterans ofo America (via the Cleveland VA Medical Research and Education Foundation) for the project titled Feasibility of Neural Stimulation to Facilitate Independent Transfers after Paralysis. The project runs from 1 August 2019 through 31 May 2020.
Dr. Odle will explore the use of neural protheses employing functional neuromuscular stimulation to assist individuals with paralysis to better support transfers from beds, chair, or toliets. This work may lead to better options for these common and frequent transfers to reduce shoulder stress, injuries, and the use of sliding boards or immobile and expensive hoists and lifts.
Congratulations on your award, Brooke!