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Our areas of focus: Neural Interfaces, Prosthetics & Orthotics, Wireless Health Maintenance and Monitoring, Enabling Technologies.

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The Advanced Platform Technology Center in Cleveland, Ohio

The Advanced Platform Technology (APT) Center is a Department of Veterans Affairs Center of Excellence for Rehabilitation Research and Development. The Center focuses on the practical medical needs of individuals disabled by sensorimotor dysfunction, cognitive deficits, or limb loss. We create novel, cross-cutting assistive and touch programrestorative technologies within a structured framework that facilitates regulatory compliance, dissemination within the rehabilitation community and commercialization by outside manufacturers.

Our R&D and translational programs focus on prosthetics and orthotics, wireless health monitoring and maintenance, neural interfaces and emerging enabling technologies. Center projects to date have concentrated primarily on developing new materials and microsystems for interfacing with the nervous system, repairing orthopaedic trauma and accelerating wound healing, replacing or restoring natural limb, sensory and organ system function, and both monitoring and promoting neurological, genito-urinary and vascular health.

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