BCI breakthrough in stroke therapy

Polly Ticks

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Exciting news!

A stroke might inhibit the ability to move, but not the ability to imagine movement! During recoveriX therapy, patients imagine a hand or a foot movement. A Brain-Computer Interface measures their brain activity. Virtual Reality shows the movement on the screen, which generates visual feedback in real-time. At the same time, imagined movement becomes a real movement through stimulation of the affected muscles. reocoveriX activates mirror neurons that help the brain find new ways to perform independent movement again.

Dr. Christoph Guger:“ "recoveriX couples cognitive processes with movements, and this is what makes rehabilitation effective. In one case, we had a patient whose arm had been paralyzed for 4 years. After only 10 recoveriX sessions, this patient could move again."
Home - recoveriX by g.tec

In this video, one patient talks about recovering "almost 100%" from widespread paralysis on her right-side.

[video=youtube;llv6pwufnMw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llv6pwufnMw&feature=youtu.be[/video]

Some background on BCIs:

[video=youtube;7t84lGE5TXA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t84lGE5TXA[/video]
 
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VickieHolmes

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A stroke might inhibit the ability to move, but not the ability to imagine movement! During recoveriX therapy, patients imagine a hand or a foot movement. A Brain-Computer Interface measures their brain activity. Virtual Reality shows the movement on the screen, which generates visual feedback in real-time. At the same time, imagined movement becomes a real movement through stimulation of the affected muscles. reocoveriX activates mirror neurons that help the brain find new ways to perform independent movement again.
 

Golden Phoenix

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Sounds very promising.
 


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