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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. 

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  • 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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  • 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 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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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