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The National Institute of Health awards the Burke Medical Research Institute $3 Million to study transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) in conjunction with robotic training in chronic stroke.

New York City – Sep 23, 2012

From the NIH website: ”Stroke survivors are often left with residual motor dysfunction, which despite the best-known care,results in substantial personal, social and economic cost.We suggest that Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) delivered prior to robotic motor training will improve clinical function when performed over 12 weeks of training. We propose to test cortical neurophysiology and kinematic changes in relation to improved clinical function to report the specific aspects of movement control that are enhanced, and the underlying brain plasticity. This will help understand the physiological and behavioral aspects of this emerging rehabilitation strategy, and may be useful to guide clinical trials for optimizing motor recovery in stroke, and ultimately to have broader application to other neurological disorders.”

More details at NIH

Abhishek Datta, CTO of Soterix Medical summarizes “The Soterix Medical 1x1 tDCS device and accessories are the most advanced and controlled platform for direct current delivered as an adjunct to rehabilitation. Soterix Medical has established relationship with international leading centers such as Burke Medical Research Institute and Burke Rehabilitation Hospital where Prof. Dylan Edwards is leading the most systematic analysis of tDCS for this indication to date. For large studies requiring consistent preparation, the Soterix EASYpads provide un-paralleled reproducibility, while the set-up and fit of the EASYpads allow simple and reliable fixation of the EASYpads to the scalp. ”

For more on Soterix 1x1 Stimulators see Soterix Medical 1x1 tDCS

More on the Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation and Human Motor Control Laboratory at The Burke Medical Research Institute

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