Researchers at Kessler Foundation strive to improve stroke rehabilitative care by implementing new interventions during inpatient rehabilitation, exploring ways of improving mobility, and finding ways to detect and treat spatial neglect.
Rehab of Stroke Reading Deficits Using fMRI
The purpose of this study is to investigate how reading can be improved after a left-brain stroke. The findings of this study may help to develop new methods for diagnosis and treatment of reading problems after stroke.
Investigating Mental Fatigue among Individuals with Stroke
The purpose of this study is to investigate mental fatigue after a unilateral stroke. The findings of this study will help us understand how damage to the basal ganglia may lead to different levels of mental fatigue than damage to other parts of the brain.
Using Music to Improve Walking Speed after Stroke
The purpose of this research study is to assess the effectiveness of an investigational device called the Stride Plus. Participants wear a device in their shoes that measures walking speed, step length, and step width. Participants use headphones which emit music and sounds to cue walking speed.
Feasibility of Long-Term, Objective, and Remote Monitoring of Physical Activity in Individuals with Acquired Brain Injury
The purpose of this study is to assess the feasibility of using wearable physical activity monitors to remotely monitor physical activity in the community for individuals with acquired brain injury.
MusicGlove: Targeted Non-invasive Brain Stimulation for Improving Hand Dexterity in TBI and Stroke
Individuals with TBI or stroke may have muscle weakness which affects their hand dexterity (fine motor control of fingers and arm parts). In this study, investigators aim to study how brain stimulation can help improve hand dexterity in individuals with TBI or stroke.
Optimizing Hand Rehabilitation Post-Stroke Using Interactive Virtual Reality Environments
The purpose of this study is to discover if practicing specific exercises that use robots and specialized gloves to play computer games (virtual reality computer game training) can improve the ability to use the arm and hand weakened after a stroke.
Reading Impairments Following Left-Sided Stroke
The goal of this research study is to better understand the brain mechanisms involved in reading. The findings from this study may help develop new methods for diagnosis and treatment of reading problems after stroke.
Therapies for Recovery of Hand Function after Stroke
The purpose of this study is to compare 3 therapies to see if they result in different amounts of recovery of hand movement and function after stroke.
A Clinical-Research Network to Identify Spatial Disorders After Brain Injury and Improve the Quality of Rehabilitation Care
In the current multi-site project, we will work with several rehabilitation hospitals in identifying spatial neglect patients using neuroscience-based procedures and collecting data to provide better care for neglect patients.
Robotic Exoskeleton Gait Training during Acute Stroke Rehabilitation
This project will evaluate the effect of walking robot-assisted gait training during the acute stage post stroke (when the nervous system is most plastic) on improving walking function.
A Virtual Reality Oculomotor Exercise for Restoring Functional Vision After Head Trauma
The purpose is to better understand the brain mechanisms of visual problems after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The ultimate goal is to help people who are affected by spatial neglect after TBI.