NIH GUIDE, Volume 21, Number 4, January 31, 1992




P.T. 34


  Neural Stimulation 

  Prosthetic Device, Neural 


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 developing aids

for the neurologically handicapped.  These aids, known as neural

prostheses, replace or supplement neurological function by directly

interfacing with the nervous system.  One means of accomplishing this

is by microstimulation with microelectrodes implanted directly into

neural tissue.  Animal studies have shown the potential value of

microstimulation with respect to increased stimulus selectivity.  The

principal goal of the proposed project is to investigate the

feasibility of microstimulation of the sacral spinal cord as a method

of controlling micturition and other somatic and autonomic functions.

A research team with experience in neuroanatomical tracing,

electrophysiology, and genito-urinary physiology will be required to

successfully conduct this research.  It is anticipated that one award

will be made for a period of three years in September 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 supply two

self-addressed mailing labels.  All responsible sources shall be

considered by the agency.  The RFP will be issued on or about February

3, 1992, with proposals due on April 3, 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-92-14



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