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Targeted Noninvasive Brain Stimulation to Improve Hand Dexterity in Stroke Patients

2019-08-21 20:05:51 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study will investigate the use of High-definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (HD-tDCS) in the functional improvement of hand dexterity while performing music-assisted hand exercises.

Description

Stroke is a serious medical and health problem in the US, and most of the stroke patients suffer from upper-limb motor deficits including weakened hand dexterity. As upper-limb motor functions are crucial for most of the daily living activities, there is a need for effective intervention. The current therapeutic approaches involve intensive physical therapy training involving repetitive tasks which causes fatigue and lack of engagement in the patients. To address this issue, the investigators will investigate the combined use of individually targeted noninvasive brain stimulation (T-NIBS) using High-definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (HD-tDCS) and music-assisted hand exercises using MusicGlove to modulate the neuroplasticity in the desired manner to observe functional changes in hand dexterity.

Study Design

Conditions

Stroke

Intervention

High-definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

Location

Kessler Foundation
West Orange
New Jersey
United States
07052-1424

Status

Recruiting

Source

Kessler Foundation

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-08-21T20:05:51-0400

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