Faculty Development Competitive Research Grant Program 2021-2023
This project aims to accelerate the efficacy and use of robotic rehabilitation by building and cross-validating a new neural interface – the robotic framework for upper-limb rehabilitation after stroke capitalizing on the benefit of a real-time mental state decoding to control a wrist rehabilitation robot in real-time with high accuracy. The successful outcome of the research is expected: 1) to facilitate motor recovery from incomplete upper-limb paralysis; 2) to provide a more in-depth understanding of cortical reorganization in the brain associated with the recovery; and 3) contribute to health innovations for stroke rehabilitation in Kazakhstan. A pilot clinical validation will be administered to determine the feasibility and the potential benefit of the proposed technology in collaboration with medical doctors in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
- Brain-Computer Interfaces
- Stroke rehabilitation
- Robotics rehabilitation
- Machine learning