APT Center Overview
The APT Center is a VA Research Center of Excellence established January 2005 in partnership with Case Western Reserve University . Clinicians, investigators, and staff work together to bring the clinical needs of veterans to the attention of the engineers and scientists pursuing new and emerging technologies in order to apply them for the purposes of reducing disability, improving daily functions, and enhancing quality of life. We are a technical center that designs and builds prototype devices that are clinically meaningful.
We support rehabilitation research by adapting cross-cutting foundational technical platforms to meet specific needs for advanced prosthetic systems, sensory aids, and other clinical applications.
Most grant-supported research concentrates on system development, pre-clinical testing, and clinical studies. The APT Center focuses on other aspects of the device development cycle, specifically: