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Pitt Receives NSF Award to Develop Exoskeleton Sensors for Spinal Cord Injuries

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PITTSBURGH, March 20, 2017 — Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have received an award from the National Science Foundation’s Cyber-Physical Systems program to enable the development of an ultrasound sensor system at the heart of a hybrid exoskeleton that uses both electrical nerve stimulation and external motors. Kang Kim (left) with Nitin Sharma and a hybrid exoskeleton prototype in the Neuromuscular Control and Robotics Laboratory in the Swanson School of Engineering. Courtesy of Swanson School of Engineering. Principal investigator of the three-year, $400,000 award is Nitin Sharma, assistant...Read full article

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