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.

  • 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. 

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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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  • Improving Medication Self-Administration and Health after Brain Injury

    The purpose of this research study is to assess medication self-administration and the impact of three different interventions on improving medication adherence (the ability to take correct doses at the right time of the day for each medication prescribed).

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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

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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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