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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.

Exercise and Reading Therapy After Stroke

This study tests the effectiveness of reading therapy combined with aerobic exercise (cycling) for people who have difficulty reading after a left-brain stroke.

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Survey for Individuals with Aphasia and Reading Deficits

This study examines the current need for reading therapies and willingness of participants to engage in therapies to improve reading.

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Development of a Virtual Reality Spatial Retraining Therapy to Improve Neglect in Stroke Survivors

The purpose of this study is to design and develop a computer-based treatment software using Virtual Reality (VR) technology.

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Rehab of Stroke Reading Deficits Using fMRI Neurofeedback

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.

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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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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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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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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.

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