NINDS, NIBIB, and NICHD encourage applications for advanced neural prosthetics research and development.
Neural prosthetic devices restore or supplement function of the nervous system lost during disease or injury. Recent efforts in brain machine/computer interfaces include real time cortical control of robotic limbs in non-human primates and the control of computer cursors by paralyzed individuals. There are opportunities to capitalize on advances in fundamental understanding of natural neuromuscular systems and in neural interfaces to develop new prosthetic limbs. This announcement encourages applications for cooperative agreements to pursue translational and pilot clinical studies for neural prosthetics.
Potential applicants should contact Dr. Naomi Kleitman, program director, Repair and Plasticity Cluster, NINDS, at 301-496-1447 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-147.html.