With advancing battlefield technologies, field medicine and ever-changing arenas of battle, more military personnel are facing multiple limb loss and other related complex issues. The primary goal of this program is to help military personnel lead normal, productive lives and perform activities of daily life that are comparable to people without limb loss. An important secondary goal is to enable the return of affected personnel to active duty status. At the Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering (ICRME), scientists and clinicians work with government organizations and industry to address pressing military and veteran needs.
Patient Outcomes & Imaging Technologies
A range of non-invasive imaging technologies are employed to assess the impact of prosthetics. These approaches promise unparalleled user experiences and outcomes. The use of Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) and Targeted Sensory Reinnervation (TSR) is finally enabling the development of advanced bionic systems. Additionally, imaging approaches, such as shape capture, are being used to understand better how residual limbs interact with prosthetic systems.