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Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Robotic Training in Adults with Cerebral Palsy

August 6, 2015 to July 31, 2017
GRANT: 
Federal
Funding Status: 
Completed Project
Funding Agency: 
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Funding Institute: 
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
Grant Number: 
R03HD084971
Published Grant: 
NIH RePORT

Goals

We hypothesize that therapy will result in improved reaching accuracy and smoothness on the robotic task, improvement in clinical motor measures, and will show an excellent safety profile. We also hypothesize that the therapy will expand the motor map of the paretic hand. Understanding the feasibility, efficacy, and neurophysiological effects of combined tDCS and robotic therapy will be an important step in developing and optimizing effective upper limb therapy for adults with CP.

Investigators

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Lab Director
Clinical Laboratory for Early Brain Injury Recovery
Associate Professor
Role: 
Principal Investigator
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Former Lab Director
Brain Stimulation and Robotics Laboratory
Former Associate Professor
Role: 
Principal Investigator

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Conditions & Recovery

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Write and walk again.
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Worldwide, over 18 million children and adults are living with CP.