NINDS 23-008104

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Closing Response Date
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Project Title
Amplifier, Carbon Wire Loops Termination Socket, Ribbon Cable, EEG caps with Carbon Wire Loops
Contracting Office
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Contact Points

Primary Contract Specialist

NAICS Code Number
Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing
Small Business Size Standard
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Estimated Period of Performance
Delivery of Goods
BLDG 10 RM 7D42
Set-Aside Status
Not Set Aside
Competition Status
Brand Name or Equal
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Rationale/ Salient Characteristics
The electroencephalogram (EEG) caps will be fitted with carbon wire loops to allow recording of artifacts that are detrimental to EEG data, as well as an amplifier to transmit the EEG signal from the EEG caps to a computer. The caps and amplifier need to be able to work, and be safe to use, in an MRI system; be user friendly; have complementary hardware and software for recording, monitoring, and processing the data; be customizable and comfortable for participants.
Background/Description of Requirement

This protocol is part of a joint collaboration with the Veterans’ Administration (VA) known as (Project IN-DEPTH). The Veterans’Administration protocol will recruit and identify participants for the NIH study, and maintain a repository of data and samples through a VA protocol (VA IN-DEPTH). The NIH protocol (NIH IN-DEPTH) will conduct deep phenotyping evaluations on study participants.

Gulf War Illness (GWI) and Gulf War Chronic Multi-Symptom Illness are names that have been used to describe a disorder of fatigue, muscle and joint pain, loss of concentration, forgetfulness, headache, respiratory complaints, rashes, sleep disturbances, and/or gastrointestinal distress. The purpose of this study is to learn more about GWI from veterans deployed in Persian Gulf during the first Gulf War.

In this study, two groups of veterans who were deployed to the Persian Gulf war between August 1990 and June 1991 will be enrolled, those who are healthy veteran controls (HVC) and those with GWI. Participants will have an inpatient study visit typically lasting 14 days to explore clinical and biological phenotypes through evaluations via questionnaires, medical procedures such as exercise testing, history and physical examination, and laboratory evaluation of samples.

This protocol is a “sister study” to the NIH protocol 16-N-0058: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) at NIH. The symptoms of GWI and ME/CFS are very similar and much may be learned about each disorder through comparison. For this reason, the two studies will use similar methods. Participants in 16-N-0058 had previously consented to sharing of data, therefore datasets from this NIH IN-DEPTH protocol and 16-N-0058 will be shared and combined to perform several of the planned exploratory analyses.

DIR (Division of Intramural Research) researchers will need to retrofit our MRI-comparible EEG caps with some new and more advanced parts (ie, carbon wire loops) for better and cleaner data acquisition and an MRI-compatible EEG amplifier to transmit the signal from the EEG caps to a computer. This is to be used in a simultaneous EEG-fMRI project to characterize physical and cognitive fatigue.

proposal must have the following items:

1 amplifier: BrainAmp ExG MR 8Ch Extension Light inlcudes amplifier, system cables, accessories, and carry case

1 CWL Termination Socket - safely terminates CWL loops if not recording from them during EEG-fMRI session

2 Ribbon Cable - from cap to BrainAmp bundled ribbon cable for EEG-fMRI; Length: 10cm

2 Carbon Wire Loops Retrofit to existing cap


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