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Daniel B. Sheffer
12-16-1991, 06:26 AM
In the December 13, 1991 edition of the NIH Guide, the following announcement
appeared and may be of interest to some of you who study grasping maneuvers.

$$R1 BEGIN NIH-NINDS-92-04 ******************************************

SENSORY FEEDBACK SIGNAL DERIVATION FROM AFFERENT NEURONS

RFP AVAILABLE: NIH-NINDS-92-04

P.T. 34; K.W. 0705070, 0710085, 0706010

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

The Neural Prosthesis Program of the National Institute of
Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, is
seeking a contract to determine the feasibility of extracting sensory
information about fingertip contact and slip from chronic recordings
of gross peripheral nerve activity using cuff electrodes. This
investigation will include a feasibility study, in animals, of
deriving sensory feedback signals from peripheral nerve recordings on
a chronic basis. It also will include a study, in human cadaver
material, of the most suitable sites for implantation of cuff
electrodes for extracting sensory information about the hand. The
project will focus on those nerves most likely to provide information
about fingertip contact and slip during hand grasp. Personnel with
established expertise in sensory physiology and chronic electrical
recording in peripheral nerves are required. It is anticipated that
one award will be made for a period of three years in July 1992.

This is not a Request for Proposals (RFP). To receive a copy of the
RFP, submit a written request to the following address and enclose
two self-addressed mailing labels. All responsible sources shall be
considered by the agency. The RFP will be issued on or about
December 18, 1991, with proposals due on February 17, 1992.

Contracting Officer
Contracts Management Branch, DEA
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Federal Building, Room 901
7550 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20892
Attention: RFP No. NIH-NINDS-92-04

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DANIEL B. SHEFFER, PH.D., HEAD BITNET R1DBS@AKRONVM
DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL ENG. INTERNET R1DBS@VM1.CC.UAKRON.EDU
UNIVERSITY OF AKRON TELEPHONE 216 972 6650
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