RESTORING ACTIVE MEMORY (RAM)
"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:
- Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
- Columbia University
- Dartmouth College
- Emory University
- Thomas Jefferson University
- Mayo Clinic
- National Institutes of Health
- University of Texas Southwestern
- Medtronic, Inc.
- Lawrence Livermore National Labs
For more information, please visit the DARPA RAM website.
RAM Public Data Release
Data from the RAM experiments are available for download. Data files include subject behavioral data, ECoG recordings, and metadata. Direct identifiers have been removed to protect patient confidentiality. Click here to learn more.