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.
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.
Core-Strengthening Program for Improving Posture in Post-Stroke Hemiplegia
The purpose of this research is to determine if a new trunk-training program can strengthen the trunk and improve balance after a stroke.
Understanding COVID-19's Effect on People with Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, and Multiple Sclerosis -Survey Study
The purpose of this study is to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of people with traumatic brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, or those with a history of stroke.
This study is completely remote and does not require in-person visits.
Walking Speed and Community Ambulation Post-Stroke
This study aims to assess the effectiveness of an investigative device called the Stride Plus by using music to improve walking speed in people who have had a stroke.
Targeted Noninvasive Brain Stimulation for Improving Hand Dexterity in Stroke Patients
Researchers are studying how noninvasive brain stimulation using a device called HD-tDCS that delivers a weak electric current to the brain can help in improving hand functions in stroke patients.
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
Development of a Virtual Reality Spatial Retraining Therapy to Improve Neglect in Stroke Survivors
The purpose of this research study is to design and develop a computer-based treatment software using Virtual Reality (VR) technology. The project will develop essential elements of the software named VR Spatial Retraining Therapy (VR-SRT) System.