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.