Responding to the evolving needs of veterans and their families.
The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center
The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital functions as a think tank, inspiring robust research collaborations across medical disciplines and institutions, while providing seed funding to the best and brightest physician-scientists—all with a goal of transforming trauma care for civilians and military heroes who suffer from devastating traumatic injuries. In co-operation with the MIT Media Lab, a grant was made to fund custom equipment for two US Military veterans that have undergone lower limb amputations. The equipment contains electrical activity sensors that will connect an advanced prosthesis to the individual’s nervous system.