On Wednesday, a prestigious seminar was held at Northwick Park Hospital, London. The theme was the exciting area of robot assisted rehabilitation after stroke, and specifically the RATULS (Robot Assisted Training for the Upper Limb after Stroke) trial. The guest speaker was Dr Hermano Igo Krebs, Principal Research Scientist and Lecturer at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in the USA.
The 2016 meeting of the International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference will take place in London at City, University of London from the 14th – 16th December 2016. Find out more about the exciting aphasia research being presented, including research funded by the Stroke Association.
Could an ARNI-based rehabilitation approach benefit stroke survivors?
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.
Can a movement-sensing wristwatch prompt arm rehabilitation exercise at home?
Nurses are the largest group of health professionals working with stroke survivors. However, there is little evidence describing their specific role in stroke rehabilitation.
This research can improve a digital assistant, VERA, aiming to support stroke survivors in their physical rehabilitation.
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.
Stroke survivors often have very individual hopes for the future, in terms of the goals they would like to achieve. This research will develop and test a Goal setting and Action Planning (G-AP) approach to achieving personal goals through community rehabilitation.