Wounded Warrior Research Enhancement Act (S 1316, 116th Congress)

Policy Details

Policy Details

Originating Entity
Last Action
Referred to Committee
Date of Last Action
May 2 2019
Congressional Session
116th Congress
Date Introduced
May 2 2019
Publication Date
May 16 2019

SciPol Summary

The Wounded Warrior Research Enhancement Act (S 1316, 116th Congress) would set-up grants through the Department of Defense to further research into orthotics and prosthetics. The Act states that these grants would be intended to better clinical care for those who have undergone amputation, traumatic brain injury, or other physical injuries as a result of military experience or combat. The grants would be organized broadly by those that focus on (i) patient outcomes (e.g., developing effective interventions, ensuring that patients benefit the most from new technologies, understanding how prosthetics age); (ii) materials (e.g., improving existing materials used for orthotics and prosthetics, and developing new materials); and (iii) technology (e.g., developing new technologies and devices). The Act would authorize $30 million for fiscal year 2020 to fund these grants.

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