Traumatic Brain Injury Research
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) research at Kessler Foundation explores potential treatments and interventions for deficits in cognition, mobility, and emotional processing.
Applying Exercise to Improve Cognition in TBI
This study compares the effects of two, 12-week exercise programs (aerobic cycling or stretching-and-toning) combined with memory retraining on cognitive (thinking) performance in people with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Workforce Skills for Young People with TBI
Study aims to improve work readiness by focusing on social skills. Participants enroll in a 15-week training program designed to enhance social interaction and address employment needs of transition-age youth and young adults with TBI.
Comparison of Two Different Group Wellness Programs for People with TBI and their Caregivers
This study compares the effect of two different types of group wellness treatments for individuals with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their caregivers.
A Virtual Reality Oculomotor Exercise for Restoring Functional Vision After Head Trauma
The purpose of the study is to better understand the brain mechanisms of visual problems after a traumatic brain injury. The study will involve completing online surveys, paper-based assessments, and an MRI scan. Some participants will be selected for a virtual reality session.
Feedback and Learning in Individuals with and without Clinical Depression and TBI
The purpose of this research study is to examine the influence of 'feedback timing' (feedback about your performance is either presented immediately or after a delay) on learning and brain function in individuals with moderate to severe TBI with or without depression.
Improving Walking Using Virtual Reality-based (VR) Treadmill Training in TBI
The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of VR-based treadmill training on walking ability. Researchers are also examining changes in thinking ability and brain activity as a result of the VR-based treadmill training.
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.
Using Virtual Reality to Improve Job Reentry in Adults with TBI
The purpose of this research is to investigate the effectiveness of virtual reality (VR) to improve job reentry skills in individuals with TBI.
This study is completely remote and does not require in-person visits.
Understanding and Creating New Memories
The purpose of this research study is to investigate how new information is strengthened in the memory of people with TBI or MS. Researchers want to understand what happens in the brain after a person learns new information.
Motor Learning and Sleep in TBI
The purpose of this research is to learn how a 45 minute nap can help improve daily movement-related tasks in people who have had a traumatic brain injury.
Psychological and Emotional Well-being Intervention in TBI
The purpose of this study is to compare two different programs aimed at improving well-being in people with moderate to severe TBI.
Participants will complete all sessions remotely using Zoom.
Improving Postural Responses to Avoid Falls after TBI
The purpose of this study is to assess a balance training program to see if it can be helpful in avoiding falls in people with TBI.
Improving Memory and Learning in TBI
The purpose of this research study is to investigate the effectiveness of a memory enhancement technique in people with TBI.
Northern New Jersey TBI Model Systems
The purpose of this study is to provide information which may help improve the treatment, care, and outcomes of people with traumatic brain injury (TBI).