Dr. Douglas Shire Receives VA Merit Review Funding

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Increasing the interchangeability of components in implantable neurostimulation systems 

Dr. Douglas Shire

Congratulations to Douglas Shire, PhD who has received a VA Rehabilitation Research & Development (RR&D) Merit Review titled Optimization & Pre-clinical Testing of Implantable, In-Line High Density 32-Channel Connector. Starting in April, this 3-year, $730K project aims to facilitate interconnections within and among new and existing long-lasting neural interfaces used, for example, to treat disorders of the peripheral nervous system, to restore natural sensations in a prosthetic limb, or in other peripheral neuro-prostheses.

These connectors are expected to increase the interchangeability of components of implantable neurostimulation systems for rehabilitation that have high channel counts, and improve the safety and inter-operability of new devices.