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exciteBCI telerehabilitation: determining optimal dose and testing feasibility

41 months
Approved budget:
Professor Denise Taylor
Associate Professor Nada Signal
Dr Imran Khan Niazi
Dr Sharon Olsen
Mrs Gemma Alder
Associate Professor Alain Vandal
Dr Usman Rashid
Professor Valerie Pomeroy
Dr Nicola Saywell
Dr Hugh Hanger
Dr Alan Davis
Health issue:
Proposal type:
Feasibility Study
Lay summary
Despite improvements in the prevention and acute management of stroke the number of strokes is projected to increase by 40% over the next ten years. Rehabilitation can reduce disability following stroke yet the availability of rehabilitation to people is limited. Research indicates that dose of rehabilitation is a key factor in reducing disability from a stroke. Yet there has been very little effort made to identify optimal dose of rehabilitation. This study builds on a carefully designed and tested brain stimulation intervention (exciteBCI), embeds it within a physiotherapy programme and delivers it remotely with psychologically sound, motivational telerehabilitation delivery methods. Before testing efficacy in a randomised controlled trial we need to know the optimal daily dose of task-specific exercise (number of repetitions) and the feasibility of using exciteBCI in people with stroke. Our aim is to determine optimal dose and investigate how well exciteBCI functions in a home setting.