John Donoghue awarded Challenge Grant from NIH

John Donoghue was recently awarded $950,949 to develop assistive technology that will allow persons with severe paralysis to be able to reach and grasp objects using their own brain signals. The technology will help people with spinal cord injury, stroke, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, to control a robotic arm and hand that can safely interact with people and markedly enhance the quality of their lives. This challenge grant was funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.