These sensors improve your walking after a stroke – how feedback from your shoes can help you walk better

Many stroke survivors have problems walking that could potentially cause an eventual fall. Since regaining walking ability is paramount to recovery and quality of life, a lot of research focuses on improving it. Recently, scientists have developed a new technology that might help. It’s a sensor system that monitors your strides and communicates with you on…

Researchers are developing an app for stroke patients with aphasia to increase talking time

Being able to participate in everyday conversation is a primary goal for many stroke patients with non-fluent aphasia. With non-fluent aphasia, you are able to understand everything easily. However, it can seem nearly impossible to get the right words to come out of your mouth. One way to measure your ability to participate in social…

Regardless of your cognitive abilities, you may be able to improve your balance control after stroke

Feeling off-balanced? Following a stroke, this is pretty normal. A number of factors contribute to this, including any changes you might experience in your cognitive abilities which involve thinking or memory skills. Is there any way to regain a sense of balance control? In a new study, Nigerian researchers reported that there is. Patients—both those…

Train your brain after a stroke by seeing what’s going on inside – it also works in the chronic phase

What would you think if we told you that by getting a look at your brain activity can help you get better? It almost seems unbelievable, but it is true. By using readings from machines like an EEG (measures the electrical activity of the brain) or fMRI (images the blood flow of the brain), you…

Pay attention! Find out how training your mind could boost your physical recovery after stroke

We all know that stroke can affect both your mind and body. But, to what extent are the two connected? Damage done to a shared pathway might cause drastic effects that may seem unrelated at first. For example, neglect is actually due to attention problems that cause problems with movement. International researchers found new evidence that…

Music to my ears – sounds improve cognition and maximize independence after a stroke

After a stroke, independence becomes a huge priority for most patients. The disabilities that may result after a stroke often limit a person’s daily functions. That’s why rehab focuses so much on preserving a stroke patient’s function and independence. Being able to perform daily tasks and enjoy simple activities has a huge impact on quality…