Robots Paired With tDCS in Stroke Recovery

Active, not recruiting

Phase 2 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- 18 years of age or older
- First single focal unilateral lesion with diagnosis verified by brain imaging, which occurred at least 6 months prior
- Cognitive function sufficient enough to understand experiments and follow instructions
- Fugl-Meyer assessment of 7 to 58 out of 66 (neither hemiplegic nor fully recovered motor function in the muscles of the shoulder, elbow, and wrist)

Exclusion Criteria

- Botox treatment within 6 weeks of enrollment
- Fixed contraction of the affected limb
- Complete flaccid paralysis of the affected limb
- History of hemorrhagic stroke
- Ongoing use of CNS active medications
- Ongoing use of psychoactive medications
- Presence of additional potential tDCS/TMS risk factors including damaged skin at site of stimulation, presence of a magnetically/mechanically active implant, metal in the head, family history of epilepsy, and personal history of seizures