Use your head: harnessing the power of the mind in post-stroke rehabilitation

Stroke rehabilitation is one of the truly multidisciplinary areas of medicine. It requires a unique combination of skills that draws on expertise in medicine. Stroke treatment combines neuroscience, physical therapy, and, increasingly, biofeedback-focused computer science techniques and robotics. And human intent-controlled rehabilitation is at the cutting edge of this discipline. This technique harnesses signals from…

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The future is here: hook your brain up to a robot to assist your hand

What if robots could read your mind? That seems to be the future of stroke rehabilitation and therapy. Russian researchers are working on a new and exciting treatment that could potentially help stroke patients regain better motor function than ever before. This exciting new technology uses robot-assisted therapy combined with a brain-computer interface (BCI) that…

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Seeing your muscles flex during therapy – using ultrasound imaging as biofeedback in stroke therapy

Ever wish you could see inside your body to know how things are working?  Thanks to a new idea, it is now possible and has been found to be extremely useful. Stroke patients can now actually see their muscles contract and relax during therapy. Strokemark encountered this exciting new technique in a private clinic in…

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The latest innovation in rehabilitation in a field you would not expect: a motorized walker

Strokemark strives to continually inform you of the most recent medical innovations. This includes the next-generation of devices that may make it easier for you to perform your everyday activities. Innovation in medicine often arrives in unexpected ways, including the revitalization of techniques already in use for decades. As you probably know, countless stroke patients…

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