Non-invasive brain stimulation may help re-learning of movement after stroke
Funded by the Wellcome Trust, researchers at Newcastle University have shown that, in monkeys, it is possible to restore hand and arm movement lost through brain damage.
The ReTrain study is investigating the effectiveness of a community-based rehabilitation training programme for people who have suffered a stroke. Published in the journal BMJ Open, the 'study protocol' for ReTrain outlines why the study was needed, and includes the methods to be used in the study, the resources required for the study and a timeline for completion.
On Wednesday, a prestigious seminar was held at Northwick Park Hospital, London.
This research can improve a camera-based computer programme so it can be used by health care professionals and stroke survivors to help in physical rehabilitation.