Stroke Research  

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.

  • 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. 

     

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  • Assessment for Burden and Stress Among Stroke Caregivers

    The purpose of this study is to understand real-life situations caregivers may experience throughout the day while caring for their loved ones who have suffered a stroke. For more information, scan the QR code below:

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Reading Impairments Following 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Right Brain Stroke and the Neural Substrate of Delirium

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  • 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.

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  • Assessing the Safety of a Powered Dermoskeleton (Keeogo™) in Providing Ambulation Assistance During Rehabilitative Mobility Training in Stroke Patients

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  • Robotic Exoskeleton Gait Training during Acute Stroke Rehabilitation

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  • 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.

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