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W81XWH-15-1-0548                                                              (Gates, PI)                                                                         10/01/2015 – 09/31/2017
Department of Defense, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP)
Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program (OPORP)
“Determining the potential benefit of powered prostheses”
The goal of the project is to determine the impact of powered prosthetic devices on people with transtibial amputation on compensatory muscle activity during walking, onset of muscle fatigue during an extended bout of walking, and overall physical activity level, integration in the communities, and quality of life.
Total Award Amount: $499,194

NSF1536188                                                                  (Gates, Remy, co-PIs)                                                             09/01/2015 – 08/31/2018  
NSF CMMI / GARDE
“Optimizing the Controllers of Powered Prostheses with the Human Body in the Loop” 
The goal of the project is to improve the performance and benefits of powered prosthetic devices by enabling an automated subject-specific adaptation of controller parameters.
Total Award Amount: $358,000                                                                                                              

N66001-16-1-4006                                              (Chestek, Cederna co-PIs)                                        01/04/2016 – 01/03/2018 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) “Providing intuitive prosthetic movement and sensation using residual nerve endings to neurotize regenerative muscle grafts” The goal of this project is to surgically connect pieces of muscle to free nerve endings in an amputated limb and use this signal to control a prosthetic arm.  As part of this project, we will perform a stakeholder analysis to determine patient interest in surgical options.                                                                                                       Role: PI of subaward                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Total Award Amount: $615,602

Transforming Learning for the Third Century (TLTC)          (Co-Is: Kuo, Gillespie, Chestek, Gates)                              03/01/2015 – 08/31/2016
University of Michigan
“The Flipped Engineering Laboratory”
This grant supports the development of a lending laboratory of inexpensive, miniature sensor technology to be utilized in several engineering design courses.
Total Amount: $50,000

Transforming Learning for the Third Century (TLTC)             (Co-Is: Gross, Broglio, Bodary, Gates)                           03/01/2015 – 08/31/2016 
University of Michigan 
“Using Hybrid Modular Courses to Scale Up Engaged Learning” 
This grant supports the development of 2-credit hour small courses focued on engaged, active learning experiences with associated online content. 

Total Amount: $50,000

VA A9226-R                                                                     (Resnik PI)                                                                          07/01/2012 – 12/30/2016
Department of Veterans Affairs
“Home Study of an Advanced Upper Limb Prosthesis Project Modification”
This supplemental funding supports a new aim is to describe normative active range of motion during everyday tasks, and then describe movement patterns utilized by subjects using both their conventional prostheses and the DEKA Arm.
Role: Co-Investigator

Trainee Grants

UL1TR00043   (MICHR)                                                                                                                                                     06/01/2014 – 06/01/2016
NIH, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences 
Postdoctoral Translational Scholars Program (PTSP) 
Trainee: Emily Gardinier

NSF                                                                                                                                                                                    06/01/2014 – 06/01/2017
Graduate Research Fellowship
Trainee: Susannah Engdahl

UL1TR00043   (MICHR)                                                                                                                                                    06/01/2014 – 08/31/2014
NIH, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences 
Clinical Research Scholars Program
Trainee: Darren Gordon                        

Completed

K12HD073945                                                          (Gates, Mentored Grant, Dewald, PI)                                            10/01/2013 – 10/01/2015 
NIH/NICHD                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Career Development in Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences 
Total Amount: $266,120         

Office of the Vice President of Research              (co-PI: Gates, Chestek)                                                                     09/01/2013 – 09/01/2014
University of Michigan
“Assessing patient satisfaction and design priorities for upper extremity prosthetic technology”
This study will survey upper extremity prostheses users to determine current limitations of their devices and what features of new prostheses they would be most interested in adapting. Total Amount: $18,000

MCUBED Program                                                  (co-PIs, Gates, Remy, Kuo)                                                            09/01/2013 – 12/31/2014
University of Michigan
“Reducing effort through an augmented lower limb prostheses”
This pilot study will use a novel optimization process to determine the appropriate amount and timing of ankle power to supply a lower limb prostheses user during gait.  Total Amount: $60,000                                  

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