Low-cost Neurocognitive Rehabilitation System for Traumatic Brain Injury

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: H133S130047
Agency Tracking Number: H133S130047
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: 84.133S1
Solicitation Number: 1
Small Business Information
6901 East Fish Lake Road , Suite 190 , Maple Grove, MN, 55369-
DUNS: 927303412
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Budenske
 (763) 515-5391
 jbudenske@ame-corp.com
Business Contact
Research Institution
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Abstract
Impairments to proper cognitive functioning are among the most common problems associated with traumatic brain injury. Treatment for cognitive dysfunction is central to recovery after TBI due to the profound impact cognitive dysfunction can have on an individual’s independence, ability to work, and their community and social interaction. Cognitive rehabilitation seeks to improve cognitive function through the systematic application of therapies emerging from the neurosciences. In this project will construct and evaluate a prototype cognitive rehabilitation tool based on EEG neurofeedback, an approach that has demonstrated significant success with TBI patients. Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback that seeks to modify electrical brain activity via operant conditioning. The training apparatus consists of EEG sensors coupled to computing hardware running software designed to measure both desirable and undesirable patterns of neural electrical activity. The product of these measurements is displayed to the subject during training and informs a system of rewards for desirable changes in activity.

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