Current Studies - Neuroscience Institute

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Stroke survivors needed for motor coordination study (IRB# 29390)

Status: Active

 

Investigators:

  • Robert Sainburg, Ph.D., Department of Neurology

 

Description:

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center researchers are investigating whether bilateral-assist training can be used to improve motor coordination in the paretic arm of stroke patients.

 

Eligibility:

Volunteers who have had a stroke within the past six months may be eligible to participate.

Who may participate?

  • Are between the ages of 18 and 85
  • Have had a stroke at least six months before study enrollment
  • Have weakness in the contralesional limb

 

Additional Study Details:

What does participation involve?

  • Non-invasive baseline function tests
  • An MRI or CT scan
  • Two to three hours performing basic arm movements using a robotic device and a virtual reality computer game

Compensation is available for time and travel

 

Locations:

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

 

Contacts:

Study director: Robert Sainburg, Ph.D., Department of Neurology

For more information: Candice Chopick, 717-531-0003 x 283146

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Categories:

  • Stroke survivors
  • Healthy volunteers