Stroke research at Kessler Foundation

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. The system sends signals from the sensors to make adjustments to the rhythm of music being played through the headphones to encourage faster walking. The device also tracks progress and helps determine ways to improve communication between patients, caregivers, and clinicians. 

Actively Recruiting
Yes
Duration

Participation includes 17 visits total, meeting 3x a week for 5 weeks. 

Inclusion Criteria
  • Individuals who sustained a stroke at least 6 months prior to enrollment
  • age 50+
  • have weakness on one side of the body
  • able to walk without an assistive device at an acceptable speed as determined by study staff. 
Compensation

There is no compensation for this study.

Research Categories
Stroke
IRB Number:

D-1074-19

Research Coordinator