MOSS (15) reviews applications that focus on areas of rehabilitation strategies related to impaired musculoskeletal system.

This panel was terminated effective with the May 2020 Council round of review (meetings in winter, 2020). See the revised guidelines for MOSS-Small Business Special Emphasis Panel [10].

The List of Reviewers lists all present, whether permanent or temporary, to provide the full scope of expertise present on that date. Lists are posted 30 days before the meeting and are tentative, pending any last minute changes.

Review Dates


  • Physiological and bioengineering principles of rehabilitation strategies, assistive technologies and devices related to: gait analysis and human motion; neural control and exercise in relation to musculoskeletal disabilities; monitoring of external body movements; recovery from physical disabilities; orthotics; prosthetic development and motor function; robotic interventions to restore limb function; wheelchairs and mobility aids; exercise and safety equipment; and alternative therapies such as massage and tai chi etc..


Shared Interests and Overlaps

There are shared interests with MOSS (10) in the areas of exercise, joint mechanics, joint replacement, and prosthetic devices. Applications focusing on rehabilitation interventions, exercise protocols, external prosthetics, sensors, and monitoring devices to follow up the recovery and rehabilitation interventions may be reviewed in MOSS (15). Applications that focus on internal implants and on exercise physiology and pathology related to the muscle, may be reviewed in MOSS (10).

There are shared interests with the Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior (RPHB) Integrated Review Group (IRG) small business panels RPHB (10) and RPHB (12) in the areas of rehabilitation and human physical health. Applications focusing on physical functioning from the perspective of devices for personal medical use and measurement are reviewed in RPHB (10), and on rehabilitation or assistive technologies to influence human health behavior or risk are reviewed in RPHB (12). Applications that focus on musculoskeletal rehabilitation and external prosthetic devices are reviewed in MOSS (15).

There are shared interested with the Clinical Neurophysiology, Devices, Neuroprosthetics and Biosensors Small Business SEP [ETTN (10)] in the areas of prosthetic devices and stroke treatment. Applications focusing in the areas of neuroprosthetics and detection and treatment of stroke patients may be assigned to ETTN (10). Applications that focus on prosthetics for restoring limb function and the rehabilitation strategies, assistive technologies and devices related to neural control of post-stroke musculoskeletal disabilities are assigned to MOSS (15).