About 800,000 Americans have a stroke each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain becomes blocked or bursts, causing brain damage. Sometimes, stroke can lead to long-lasting difficulties with moving one hand or arm due to both muscle weakness and spasms. Therapies are available to help people regain hand mobility after a stroke, but these therapies may not work for people with severely limited hand movement.
Como parte de la “Iniciativa de Nueva Libertad” del Presidente, la financiación de los Centros de Investigación de la Ingeniería de Rehabilitación se incrementó a $20 millones. RehabWire de octubre destaca los 17 RERC que actualmente se financian y sus productos destacados en REHABDATA.
As part of the President’s “New Freedom Initiative,” funding for the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers was increased to $20 million. RehabWire for October highlights the 17 currently funded RERCs and their products featured in REHABDATA.
NIDRR Projects: Research in the New Millennium.
"RERCs are recognized as conducting some of the most innovative and high impact assistive technology research in the Federal Government." --Gian-Carlo A. Peressutti, Associate Director, White House Office of Public Liaison
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