RESTORING ACTIVE MEMORY (RAM)
from the DARPA RAM website
"Through the Restoring Active Memory (RAM) program, DARPA seeks to accelerate the development of technology able to address this public health challenge and help servicemembers and others overcome memory deficits by developing new neuroprosthetics to bridge gaps in the injured brain. The end goal of RAM is to develop and test a wireless, fully implantable neural-interface medical device for human clinical use, but a number of significant advances will be targeted on the way to achieving that goal."
RAM is part of a broader portfolio of programs within DARPA that support President Obama’s BRAIN initiative.
As part of the RAM project, the University of Pennsylvania (including the Computational Memory Lab, the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine) is partnering with the following hospitals, institutes and universities:
- Columbia University
- Dartmouth College
- Emory University
- Thomas Jefferson University
- Mayo Clinic
- National Institutes of Health
- University of Texas Southwestern
- University of Washington
- Medtronic, Inc.
For more information, please visit the DARPA website.
RAM Public Data Release
As outlined in the RAM Phase I Statement of Work, behavioral event data, ECoG recordings, and supplementary information for Phase I experiments are available for download. Click here to learn more.