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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01RX003090-01A2
Title: Hybrid Electrical-Mechanical Pump for Vacuum Suspension of Prosthetic Sockets
Principal Investigator:

Matthew Major

Location: Chicago, IL
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: April 2020 - March 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $279,845
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$770,363
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

Prosthetic sockets are secured to the residual limb by a variety of suspension techniques, including mechanical (straps, pin locking liners) and suction (sealing sleeves, one-way valves, vacuum pumps) systems. Evidence strongly suggests the benefit of vacuum-assisted suspension (VAS) over other suspension techniques, including: reducing residual limb volume fluctuations that compromise socket fit, improving gait symmetry, reducing relative motion between the residual limb and socket, facilitatin...



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