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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.

RECENTLY IN THE NEWS

Sense of Touch on Discovery Channel

Sense of Touch, a segment on Dr. Tyler's VA-sponsored research conducted in the APT Center at the LSCDCVAMC, aired January 14, 2014 on Discovery Channel's Daily Planet. Watch it here!

Dr. Ronald Triolo inducted into American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s (AIMBE) prestigious College of Fellows

Investigator Margot Damaser was interviewed in this September 23, 2013 in Medical Product Manufacturing News, Implantable Wireless Device Monitors, Treats Bladder Dysfunction. Bladder dysfunction and incontinence is tested with a procedure that is unable to reproduce symptoms in a high percentage of patients. Damaser is developing an alternate, catheter-free method for diagnosing bladder dysfunction. Read more...