Resilience Program

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The Resilience Program aims to provide long-term exercise and nutritional interventions to people with chronic neurological impairments (CNI). All too often, people with CNI are dropped from insurance coverage and rehabilitation therapies after 3-6 months from their injury. Therefore, it can be challenging to remain healthy and optimize one's movement abilities. The Resilience Program recognizes that people with CNI need and deserve accessible, affordable, adaptive, engaging ways to exercise. Recovering from a neurological injury requires resilience. We strive to provide hope and accompaniment to people with CNI through the long term.

Figure 1. Study flow diagram for a zoom-based exercise study.

Figure 1. Study flow diagram for a zoom-based exercise study. Participants were randomized to complete synchronous (with a group) or asynchronous (from recorded videos on their own time) seated HIIT, boxing, and posture classes, 3x/week for 12 weeks.

Figure 2. Polar OH1 Heart Rate monitor.

Figure 2. Polar OH1 Heart Rate monitor. A. Picture of the monitor and charger. B. Proper placement of the monitor, with the device on the forearm. C. The Polar Beat app on a smart phone streams data in real time from the OH1 monitor via Bluetooth. D. After a session, data are retrievable from the Polar Coach website, where it is exported to a CSV file and processed in MATLAB.


Conditions & Recovery

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Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the U.S.
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In the U.S., over 5.3 million adults and children live with TBI.
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Worldwide, over 24 million children and adults are living with CP.
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Worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer's and other dementias.
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Write and walk again.
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Pain free, touch and smell like before.