Targeted Noninvasive Brain Stimulation to Improve Hand Dexterity in Stroke Patients

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


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.


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




High-definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation


Kessler Foundation
West Orange
New Jersey
United States




Kessler Foundation

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

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