Assistive Technology and Functional Outcomes Following Spinal Cord Injury


The purpose of this study is to begin to build empirical evidence needed to support adequate funding of assistive technology (AT) for both veterans and civilians with SCI. Information gathered from this mixed-methods investigation will be used as a foundation to develop population-specific tailored information and interventions to improve access to and utilization of AT.

I'm interested

18 Years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
Inclusion Criteria:

• You are between 18 and 65 years of age
• You are living with tetraplegia (C7 or higher) and have limited hand function
• You are greater than 1-year post-spinal cord injury
• You are fluent in English
Exclusion Criteria:

• Spinal cord disorder (e.g., ALS, MS, transverse myelitis, Guillain-Barre)
• SCI without neurologic impairment (i.e., ASIA Impairment Scale E ? normal motor and sensory function)
• Severe cognitive impairment
• Active military personnel

Community Health, Prevention & Wellness

assistive technology, quadriplegia, spinal cord injury, tetraplegia

Angela Philippus -
Kimberley Monden