rehabilitation engineering

A New Assistive Glove Can Help People Regain Hand Function After a Stroke

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.

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RehabWire Volumen 3, Número 6, octubre de 2001.

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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.

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RehabWire Volume 3 Number 6, October 2001

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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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