Artificial activation of peripheral afferent fibers, with the resulting sensory feedback timed to arrive at the peak negativity of the movement-related cortical potential, induces significant increases in the excitability of cortical projections to the target muscle in healthy individuals and chronic stroke patients. In the currently ongoing study, we applied this associative brain- computer interface paradigm to sub-acute stroke patients. Compared to a sham group, where the peripheral electrical stimulation intensity was below the acti- vation threshold of the sensory afferents, the associative intervention group displayed substantial increases in corticospinal excitability to the target muscle (tibialis anterior).
|Konference||International Conference on Neurorehabilitation|
|Periode||16/10/2018 → 20/10/2018|
|Navn||Biosystems and Biorobotics|