Selective High-Channel-Count Intrafascicular Peripheral Nerve Interfaces

Project: Research project


Overview Arizona State University (ASU) will conduct and complete the following work, with reference to line items previously specified in University of University (UU) Contract Amendment P00005, for DARPA RENET DARPA RPI contract N66001-12-C-4042,"Selective, High-channel-count Intrafascicular Peripheral Nerve Interfaces." The tasks depicted in the line items of the SOW in the original contract, as enumerated below, often are not entirely separable between ASU and UU. Thus, to some extent these involve shared responsibilities. However, two clear distinctions are that 1) the physical aspects of the remaining monkey experiments including behavioral experiments, surgeries, and neurophysiological recording will be conducted at ASU, and 2) the physical aspects of the human experiments will be conducted at UU. SOW 3.1, Base Period (time period as defined for the original contract for the University of Utah) ASU will complete any unfinished items of work, 3.1.1 through and including 3.1.5 with all substatements of work therein (Non-human Primate Experiments), plus 3.1.10 (Data Sharing) and 3.1.11 (Preparation for Option Period), and 3.1.6 through 3.1.8 (Human Experiments), with the assistance of the University of Utah. As largely indicated previously in the ACURO support letter of 5 August 2013, the Principal Investigator, (PI) Gregory A. Clark, Ph.D. at the University of Utah, and other UU personnel will contribute to, monitor, and/or provide oversight of the research taking place on the sub-contract to ASU via the submission of monthly progress reports by ASU to the PI, along with other communications; site visits by the PI to ASU; and other interactions. The PI will provide Utah Slanted Electrode Arrays (USEAs), the catheter ports of nerve block, and be present for surgical implantation of these devices at ASU. Additional visits to ASU during the research. Through these means and continuous frequent contact, the PI will ensure that the reach is conducted according to the approved protocol and research plan. Notably, this subcontract will be a continuation of a research project that previously was ongoing at the University of Utah as part of this contract, prior to Dr. Bradley Greger's move to ASU. The PI was already closely involved with and informed about the project; and that involvement will continue along similar lines. SOW 3.2, Option Period 1 (as defined for the University of Utah) ASU will complete any unfinished items of work, 3.2.1 through and including 3.2.3 with all substatements of work therein (Non-human Primate Experiments) and 3.2.8 (Data Sharing), with continued assistance of UU as described above. SOW line items 3.2.4 through 3.2.7 (Human Experiments) will be conducted at the University of Utah. ASU will participate in SOW line items 3.2.4 through 3.2.7 through experimental planning, analyses of de-identified data and the like, at a level commensurate with the level of financial support provided by the subcontract to ASU.
Effective start/end date2/13/149/18/15


  • DOD: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA): $327,212.00


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