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Rehabilitation Glasses for the Treatment of Hemispatial Neglect

2016-03-04 01:53:49 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This project is designed to test a lightweight, portable, computerized pair of glasses that will help reduce some of the cognitive deficits seen in patients who have suffered damage to their right cerebral hemisphere.

Description

Hemispatial neglect is the inability or failure to attend and respond to the left side of space. Patients suffering right cerebral hemispheric damage from stroke or traumatic brain injury frequently suffer neglect and will ignore all information located in the left side of space. Currently there is no effective rehabilitation technique to treat neglect and many of these patients have severe long-term disability. The goal of this project is to determine whether a prototypical pair of rehabilitation glasses can reduce the symptoms of hemispatial neglect.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Hemispatial Neglect

Intervention

Computer rehabilitation glasses

Location

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02215

Status

Recruiting

Source

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Results (where available)

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