NIH GUIDE, Volume 25, Number 10, March 29, 1996




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  Neural Stimulation 


National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


The Neural Prosthesis Program (NPP) of the National Institute of

Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) supports research and

development on systems to restore function in neurologically impaired

individuals through functional neuromuscular stimulation (FNS).

Clinical research supported by the NPP has resulted in functional

upper extremity systems for quadriplegic individuals.  This

initiative will conduct research on a system for people afflicted

with paraplegia that would allow them to independently rise and

remain standing so that they can do activities that they cannot

accomplish in a wheelchair.  Specifically, the feasibility of

developing a splint-free, low-energy standing system through FNS will

be investigated.  The goal is to develop a system that permits an

individual to rise and stand for periods of at least 20 minutes and

then sit again unassisted.  Standing must be maintained without

requiring exhausting muscular exertion or significant conscious

attention to maintain balance.  The system must also leave the hands

and arms free for other tasks.  It is anticipated that one award, on

a cost-reimbursement basis, will be made for a period of three years.




This is not a Request for Proposals (RFP).  RFP NIH-NINDS-96-09 will

be issued on or about March 25, 1996 with responses due approximately

60 days thereafter.  Interested organizations may request either a

streamlined version or an entire RFP document.  If no selection is

made, a streamlined version of the RFP will be provided.  This

version includes only the Statement of Work, deliverable and

reporting requirements, special requirements, and technical

evaluation criteria.  After examination of these documents, any

organization interested in responding to the RFP must request the

entire RFP either in writing or by FAX.  Requests must cite the RFP

number and supply this office with two self-addressed mailing labels.

All responsible sources may submit a proposal that will be considered

by the Government.


Contracts Management Branch, DEA

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

7550 Wisconsin Avenue, Room 901 - MSC-9190

Bethesda, MD  20892-9190


FAX:  (301) 402-4225



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