Dr. Bertram Ezenwa - Research Grants and Monetary Awards Received

WiSys Foundation: 2007 - 2010 $152,814
Prototype development and validation funding for counter measures against osteoporosis technology.

The objective of this research is to develop prototype of innovative technology to improve bone mineral density and to prevent osteoporosis, and conduct proof of concept trial.

Extendicare Foundation: 2006 - 2007 $74,401
Predicting Susceptibility to falls in older adults for preventing unintentional falls (PI)
The objective of this research is to conduct test-retest studies to validate predicting susceptibility proof of concept to support the development of a portable system for pre-clinical trials grant initiatives.

Extendicare Foundation 2005 - 2006 $17,329
Predicting Susceptibility to falls in older adults for preventing unintentional falls (PI)
The objective of this research is to conduct tests to generate baseline data to support grant proposal

National Science Foundation 1993 - 2005 $106,250
Undergraduate Design Projects at Wayne State University Michigan, and Undergraduate Design Projects UW-Milwaukee Wisconsin (PI)
The objective of this research is expose undergraduate mechanical engineering seniors to problems facing persons with physical limitation, and further collaboration between engineering and other professions
Completed projects are archived for NSF by John D. Enderle, Editor Department of Biomedical Engineering University of Connecticut

College Park Industries 1999 $18,000
Comparative Evaluation of Eversion and Inversion of Artificial Ankle (PI)
The objective of this research was to quantify eversion and inversion characteristics of artificial foot.

Whittaker Foundation: 1999 $1,000,000
Establishing Biomedical Engineering Program (Co-I)
The objective of this project was to establish Biomedical Engineering research and graduate education and training program to produce competent MS and Ph.D. graduates for human health and issues.

Amfit Incorporated, California 1998 $5,000
Evaluation of Custom Made Insoles (PI)
The objective of this research was to determine the differences between custom-made insoles and off the shelf.

NIDRR 1992-1993 $138,462
Use of Robot arm in OT Upper Extremity Coordination Therapy (PI)
The objective of this research was to develop and evaluate the use of robot in OT upper extremity rehabilitation developed.

Veterans Affairs 1992 $30,800
Evaluation of a Bio-Impedance System For Real-time Bladder Volume Monitoring (PI).
The objective of this research was to evaluate the efficacy of using the multiple frequency bio-impedance system developed by B. Ezenwa in non-invasive monitoring of bladder fluid volume in SCI patients.

ROSS Laboratories Columbus Ohio 1990 - 1991 $20,000
Determination of Fluid Compartments With Multiple Frequency Bioelectric Impedance (Reliability Analysis Co-PI).
The objective of this research was to evaluate the efficacy of using the multiple frequency bio-impedance system developed by B. Ezenwa in blood flow in humans.

Veterans Affairs 1990 – 1993 $290,000
Improving Exercise Performance of Quadriplegics (Co-I)
The objective of this research was to evaluate and quantify the use of FES-induced device to improve the health of quadriplegics.

Veterans Affairs 1988 – 1991 $1, 300,000
Evaluation of FES Techniques for Exercise (Co-I)
The objective of this research was to evaluate and quantify existing FES-induced exercise to improve the health of quadriplegics to determine efficacy and relevance.

Michigan Rehabilitation Services (DoEd) 1994 - 1998 $60,000
Community Assistive Technology Council For Wayne and Oakland Counties (PI)
The objective of this project was to initiate and develop pathways for long-term maintenance of community-based assistive technology awareness for efficient service delivery by facilitating cooperation and communication between service providers and all stakeholders (population served and payers).

US Department of Education 1991 - 1993, $322,539
Rehabilitation Engineering and Technology Training’ (Co-PI)
The objective of this project was to establish Rehabilitation Engineering student education training program to produce MS graduates competent to provide assistive technology services to persons with disabilities.