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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Camera System Development for Pressure Injury Screening in Veterans with SCI
Principal Investigator:

Christine Olney

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Congressional District Code: 5
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: January 2018 - June 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $49,977
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Veterans with spinal cord injury (VwSCI) are at high risk for pressure injury (PI). Risk factors for PI in VwSCI include lack of sensation below the level of injury, relative immobility, and poor gluteal muscle tone. The average added healthcare cost for a person with SCI with a pressure injury is estimated to be $70,000, and hospitalization may be required for weeks to months to heal the pressure injury. Furthermore, incurring a pressure injury can result in severe infection, limb loss, or even...

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