University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Redesigning Lives Globally
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Research
Research

REINVENT: A Closed-Loop VR Neurofeedback System for Motor Recovery after Severe Stroke

Principal Investigator: Sook-Lei Liew

Project Period: 1/1/16 – 12/31/17
Funding Source: American Heart Association
Award Number: 16IRG26960017
Total Award: $149,446

This study will examine the preliminary effectiveness of a novel system that could provide an innovative new way for individuals with severe motor impairments after stroke, who cannot activate motor regions through volitional movement, to train and strengthen neural connections between the brain and muscles of the impaired limb in an evidence-based, motivating, portable, and affordable environment. Future work could build on these advances by modifying this system for home use to make neurorehabilitation training more accessible for those who need it most.