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2151469

Project Grant

Overview

Grant Description
Sbir Phase I: Improved Memory During Sleep at Home with a Wearable Eeg Device for Tailored Stimulation of Slow Oscillations -This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project improves memory for the elderly. Memory loss is a major concern of an aging population. The $29 B global memory enhancement market comprises supplements, training software, and drugs, although evidence of efficacy is limited.

This project will create a user-friendly sleep headband with audio stimulation to improve memory. The solution will create a new category of non-invasive medical devices to benefit people in clinical, home, and professional settings. This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project demonstrates the feasibility of a wireless electroencephalogram (EEG) headband that increases memory consolidation during slow-wave sleep activity at home.

Audio stimulation during slow-wave sleep activity using polysomnogram equipment has been previously demonstrated to enhance memory retention by facilitating memory consolidation. The envisioned headband acquires high-quality EEG data to sense slow-wave brain wave activity and provide synchronous audio stimulation. The anticipated project outcomes are: a) a wireless sleep headband designed for comfort and usability, b) demonstration of enhanced slow-wave brain activity during sleep, and c) evidence of meaningful improvements to memory retention measured by standard clinical assessments.

This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.
Awardee
Funding Goals
THE GOAL OF THIS FUNDING OPPORTUNITY, "SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH (SBIR) PROGRAM PHASE I", IS IDENTIFIED IN THE LINK: HTTPS://WWW.NSF.GOV/PUBLICATIONS/PUB_SUMM.JSP?ODS_KEY=NSF21562
Place of Performance
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505-7505 United States
Geographic Scope
Single Zip Code
Related Opportunity
21-562
Analysis Notes
Amendment Since initial award the End Date has been extended from 05/31/23 to 03/31/24 and the total obligations have increased 8% from $255,732 to $275,732.
Neurogeneces was awarded Project Grant 2151469 worth $275,732 from in June 2022 with work to be completed primarily in Santa Fe New Mexico United States. The grant has a duration of 1 year 9 months and was awarded through assistance program 47.084 NSF Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships.

SBIR Details

Research Type
SBIR Phase I
Title
SBIR Phase I:Improved memory during sleep at home with a wearable EEG device for tailored stimulation of slow oscillations
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project improves memory for the elderly.Memory loss is a major concern of an aging population. The $29 B global memory enhancement market comprises supplements, training software, and drugs, although evidence of efficacy is limited. This project will create a user-friendly sleep headband with audio stimulation to improve memory. The solution will create a new category of non-invasive medical devices to benefit people in clinical, home, and professional settings.This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project demonstrates the feasibility of a wireless electroencephalogram (EEG) headband that increases memory consolidation during slow-wave sleep activity at home. Audio stimulation during slow-wave sleep activity using polysomnogram equipment has been previously demonstrated to enhance memory retention by facilitating memory consolidation. The envisioned headband acquires high quality EEG data to sense slow-wave brain wave activity and provide synchronous audio stimulation. The anticipated project outcomes are: a) a wireless sleep headband designed for comfort and usability, b) demonstration of enhanced slow-wave brain activity during sleep, and c) evidence of meaningful improvements to memory retention measured by standard clinical assessments.This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.
Topic Code
MD
Solicitation Number
NSF 21-562

Status
(Ongoing)

Last Modified 12/21/23

Period of Performance
6/1/22
Start Date
3/31/24
End Date
96.0% Complete

Funding Split
$275.7K
Federal Obligation
$0.0
Non-Federal Obligation
$275.7K
Total Obligated
100.0% Federal Funding
0.0% Non-Federal Funding

Activity Timeline

Interactive chart of timeline of amendments to 2151469

Transaction History

Modifications to 2151469

Additional Detail

Award ID FAIN
2151469
SAI Number
None
Award ID URI
SAI EXEMPT
Awardee Classifications
Small Business
Awarding Office
491503 TRANSLATIONAL IMPACTS
Funding Office
491503 TRANSLATIONAL IMPACTS
Awardee UEI
S41ZG5BFWCK7
Awardee CAGE
8ANZ7
Performance District
NM-03
Senators
Martin Heinrich
Ben Luján

Budget Funding

Federal Account Budget Subfunction Object Class Total Percentage
Research and Related Activities, National Science Foundation (049-0100) General science and basic research Grants, subsidies, and contributions (41.0) $275,732 100%
Modified: 12/21/23