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TRANSPORT2: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Post-Stroke Motor Recovery

CLINICAL TRIAL: 
In-Progress / Currently Recruiting Participants

Transport2

Are You Recovering from a Stroke?

This research study is being done to find out if non-invasive brain stimulation combined with a rehabilitation therapy improves arm weakness that is caused by a stroke. All participants will receive 10 sessions of rehabilitation with the hand that was affected by the stroke while wearing a mitt on the unaffected hand during therapy and at home, a special type of rehabilitation known as constraint-induced movement therapy. Each session of therapy will last about two and a half hours. During the first part of each therapy session, participants will receive noninvasive brain stimulation while performing the exercises.

Compensation

Participants will receive $75/visit. The entire study from start to finish will comprise of at least 15 visits.

Eligibility

Age Range: 
18-80 years old
Inclusion Criteria: 
  • Are 18-80 years old
  • Had a first-time ischemic stroke (caused by a blood clot) that occurred at least 1 month but not more than 6 months ago
  • Experience residual arm or hand weakness

This study is being done at multiple locations and is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. If you are a stroke survivor, or know someone who has had a stroke, but do not qualify for this study, we ask that you still contact us. We offer other programs that you or someone you know may be eligible for.

tDCS & Hand Robot
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive brain stimulation therapy which uses constant, low current stimulation that is delivered to an area of the brain using electrodes on the head.

Collaborators

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Published Clinical Trial: 
clinicaltrials.gov
Trial Identifier: 
NCT03826030
Conditions: 
Stroke
Research Methods: 
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)

Study Locations

Burke Neurological Institute
785 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605