Funding

The Assistive and Restorative Technology Lab receives ongoing research support from Mayo Clinic grants and collaborations, foundations, and government agencies. Funding sources include:

Investigator & Role Grant Title Funding Source Duration
Melissa (Missy) M. Morrow, Ph.D., principal investigator; Kristin D. Zhao, Ph.D., co-investigator Natural History of Shoulder Pathology in Wheelchair Users (R01HD084423) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 08/06/15-05/31/20
Michael Goldfarb, Ph.D., principal investigator; Kristin D. Zhao, Ph.D., site principal investigator Ambulatory and Non-Ambulatory Benefits of Lower Limb Exoskeleton Use, With and Without FES, in Clinical and Community Settings (W81XWH) Department of Defense (DOD) CDMRP SCIRP Clinical Trial 09/30/15-09/29/19
Kristin D. Zhao, Ph.D., co-principal investigator; Marco Santello, Ph.D., co-principal investigator A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Optimize Integration of Sensory Feedback for Prosthetic Applications in Persons With Upper Limb Loss Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Team Science Grant Program 08/01/16-07/31/19
Kristin D. Zhao, Ph.D., co-principal investigator; Beth A. Cloud, D.P.T., Ph.D., co-principal investigator Development of a Biofeedback Intervention to Reduce the Risk of Upper Extremity Over-Use Injury Following Paraplegia and Tetraplegia Mayo Clinic Rehabilitation Medicine Research Center 09/01/15-12/31/17
Kristin D. Zhao, Ph.D., co-principal investigator; Melissa (Missy) M. Morrow, Ph.D., co-principal investigator Evidence for Maintaining Mobility and Quality of Life for Manual Wheelchair Users Mayo Clinic Rehabilitation Medicine Research Center 09/01/15-12/31/17
Marco Santello, Ph.D., principal investigator; Kristin D. Zhao, Ph.D., co-investigator Soft Synergy-Based Artificial Hand for Prosthetic Applications (R21 HD081938) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 08/31/14-07/31/17
Kristin D. Zhao, Ph.D., co-principal investigator; Nicholas M. Wetjen, M.D., co-principal investigator Kicking Behavior in Infants With Spina Bifida Following In Utero and Postnatal Surgery: A Novel Approach for Assessment of Surgical Efficacy and Design of Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies Mayo Clinic Children's Research Center 08/01/15-07/31/17
Kristin D. Zhao, Ph.D., co-principal investigator; Kendall H. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., co-principal investigator Epidural Spinal Cord Stimulation to Restore Volitional Function Following Chronic Paralysis Due to Spinal Cord Injury Mayo Foundation, Transform the Practice 07/01/15-06/30/17
Kristin D. Zhao, Ph.D., co-principal investigator; Paula M. Ludewig, P.T., Ph.D., co-principal investigator Motion Imaging Data Acquisition for Musculoskeletal Diagnosis and Guided Treatment (MNP IF #14.02) Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics 09/01/14-06/30/17
Karen L. Andrews, M.D., principal investigator; Kristin D. Zhao, Ph.D., co-investigator The Prosthetic Pisa/IIT SoftHand: A Novel Engineering Design Approach Based on Robotics and Neuroscience The Grainger Foundation 01/01/14-12/31/17