Department of Education Funding

University of Pittsburgh Model Center of Spinal Cord Injury

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Funding Source: Department of Education/NIDRR
Total Requested Funding: $4,167, 086
Timeframe: 2000-2011

Original Submission Timeframe: 2000-2007
Total Requested Funding: $1,920,001
Renewal Submission Timeframe: 2006-2011
Total Requested Funding: $2,247,085

Studies funded by this grant

  • Investigation of Assistive Technology for Mobility Used by Individuals with a Spinal Cord Injury (Collaboration with Health Sciences R&D Center)
  • Investigatibg System-Level Factors Influencing the Wheelchair Provision Process (Collaboration with Health Sciences R&D Center)
  • Implementation of Guidelines for Preservation of Upper Limb Function Following Acute Spinal Cord Injury
  • Provider Characteristics Associated with Health Outcomes Among Individuals with SCI (Collaboration with Health Sciences R&D Center)


Effects of Handrim Technology on Upper Extremity Muscoloskeletal Injury

Principal Investigator: Michael Boninger, MD
Co-Investigator: Dan Ding, PhD
Funding Mechanism: Department of Education/Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Spinal Cord Injury
Total Requested Funding: $91,242
Timeframe: 2009-2010


Utility of Common Activity Monitoring Devices in Measuring Energy Expenditure in Manual Wheelchair Users with SCI

Principal Investigator: Dan Ding, PhD
Co-Investigators: Shivayogi Hiremath, BS; Annmarie Kelleher, MS, OTR/L, ATP
Submitted to: Department of Education/University of Illinois at Chicago/Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Recreational Technology
Total Requested Funding: $268,058
Timeframe: 2007-2010


Monitoring WC User Activity in Developing Regions

Principal Investigator: Kim Reisinger, PhD
Funding Source: NIDRR-DRRP (subcontract to Pitt)
Total Requested Funding: $82,000
Timeframe: 2009-2011