The EyeBoxCNS,a diagnostic device developed to assess brain health through tracking eye movement, and eFormulations, software enabled therapeutics which combine prescription medicines with customized software apps for brain-related conditions, have both been funded for further development by the
EyeBoxCNS, developed by Oculogica, Inc. of
Elevated pressure on the brain due to exposure to the space environment is believed to cause visual impairments in some astronauts.
"EyeBoxCNS can detect weaknesses of the nerves that move the eye. These nerves are very sensitive to changes in pressure on the brain, and thus are revealed by the eye tracking technology we are developing," said Dr.
Pear Therapeutics is developing combination therapies for a variety of brain-related disorders including pain, sleep disturbances, depression, and anxiety. A specific prescription medication is paired with an individualized software-based app, that together work in concert.
"eFormulations provide the only way to simultaneously impact brain experience as well as brain chemistry. That combination provides an extremely powerful way to treat brain-related disorders, both on Earth and in space," said Dr.
"EyeboxCNS and eFormulations represent new ways to administer healthcare and we are thrilled to play our part in accelerating the development of these promising technologies for the benefit of space explorers as well as people on Earth," said Dr.
SMARTCAP now accepts applications year-round, with applications reviewed quarterly. To be considered for review during grant cycle 2 (April - July, 2014), applications must be received no later than
SMARTCAP-funded projects should advance the commercialization of a product. Examples of desirable project goals are new applications for existing products, reformulation or refinement of prototypes, or usability testing. The outcomes must address a high priority need in space and improve life on Earth.
Established in 1997 through a
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