St. Ambrose receives grant to help veterans live independently

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DAVENPORT, Iowa — St. Ambrose University has been selected as one of four colleges to receive special funding to develop new technologies to help veterans and servicememebers to live independently. St. Ambrose will receive $185,234 to develop a virtual demonstration and training site for home independence.

The program is the Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology (SAHAT) Grant program from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA). New technology home adaptions could include voice-recognition and voice-command operations, living environment controls, and adaptive feeding equipment. The goal is to create technology for veterans and other servicemembers to be able to live independently in an adapted home.

“I strongly believe that we need to care for our veterans with the same dignity and honor with which they have served our country. That is why I am very pleased that St. Ambrose was selected to receive this competitive grant to help assist our veterans and servicemembers who were injured overseas and are now returning home and want to live independently. I look forward to seeing the great work that St. Ambrose will produce with this funding,” said Congressman Dave Loebsack.


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