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Illinois Tech Leads $11.8 Million Grant to Test System That Might Restore Vision for People Who Have Lost Their Sight 

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Philip R. Troyk, Associate Dean of Armour College of Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, was featured in a WTTW article about a National Institutes of Health grant that was awarded to Illinois Institute of Technology to test an intra-cortical visual prosthesis (ICVP) system. Dr. Troyk is the pricipal investigator on the grant that Illinois Tech leads with six partner institutions. 

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a grant to Illinois Institute of Technology to test an intra-cortical visual prosthesis (ICVP) system. Philip R. Troyk, Associate Dean of Armour College of Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, is the principal investigator of the grant totaling $11.8 million over five years with $3 million awarded for the first year. Illinois Institute of Technology leads on the project that has been developed with six partner institutions.

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