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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Development of TransKinect: A Clinically Robust System for Transfer Assessment
Principal Investigator:

Alicia M. Koontz

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: May 2019 - April 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $259,035
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Improper transfer technique predisposes wheelchair users to developing upper arm pain and injuries. A large body of research on the proper ways to transfer to avoid extraneous forces exists but these techniques have not been well disseminated into clinics. In a recent study we found that up to 63% of Veterans who use wheelchairs have many transfer skill deficits including improper arm positioning, use of handgrips, and head- hips relationship. We propose to develop TransKinect, an automated tran...

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