Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) in Chronic Stroke Recovery


Phase 1/2 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- single symptomatic stroke more than 3 months ago with hand/arm weakness
- able to perform required tests and provide consent
- Age 18-80
- Modified Ashworth scale <3
- range of motion functional at shoulder elbow wrist and hand

Exclusion Criteria

- more than one symptomatic stroke in middle cerebral artery territory or bilateral involvement
- severe medical or psychiatric conditions, drug abuse, seizure disorder
- pregnancy/breast feeding
- subarachnoid hemorrhage, lobar hemorrhage
- patients who can not have tDCS (prior head surgery, pacemakers, metallic implants in the head etc)
- patients taking antiadrenergic medications