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Low Cost, Fully Implantable Wireless Neural Recording Device

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 2R44NS107142-02A1
Agency Tracking Number: R44NS107142
Amount: $1,469,699.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 105
Solicitation Number: PA18-871
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-06-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-04-30
Small Business Information
60 HAZELWOOD DR
Champaign, IL 61820-7460
United States
DUNS: 080138127
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 ROOZBEH GHAFFARI
 (617) 251-3686
 rghaffari@neurolux.org
Business Contact
 ANTHONY BANKS
Phone: (217) 649-8895
Email: tbanks.tony@gmail.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Project Summary/Abstract
The proposed project will develop a device that records brain and muscle signals (electroencephalography and
electromyography, EEG/EMG) from behaving rodents without the cumbersome, expensive, and maintenance-
intensive wires or batteries that hinder the usefulness of existing commercially available systems. By delivering
both power and data wirelessly, and entirely eliminating all external implants on the animal, our technology will
extend brain recording capabilities to sensitive behaviors, such as sleep-wake behavior or social interaction, that
are easily disrupted by external tethers, and will enable long-term recordings and recordings from animals
behaving in three-dimensional naturalistic environments, that are impossible with current technology.
Furthermore, the system we will develop is fully compatible with existing NeuroLux HF wireless electronic
platform and control software, allowing us to leverage the strengths of an existing commercial platform to further
advance neuroscience research capabilities.

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