Modulation of Interhemispheric Interactions and Arm Activity after Stroke

Dr. Michael Dimyan is looking to predict the response to upper extremity robotic rehabilitation using functional MRI and techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation.

transcranial magnetic stimulation

VA Maryland Health Care System – Partners, Education & Research

As a leader in education, the VA Maryland Health Care System prides itself on an active affiliation with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and other local colleges and universities. This close alliance allows the health care system to offer veterans the latest clinical practices and procedures available through Partners, Education & Research.
Research work being conducted in collaboration with UM Rehab centers on the following four areas:

  • Cardiovascular Health Exercise and Strength Training in Stroke & Neurological Conditions
  • Brain Physiology
  • Robot-Assisted Neurological Training in Stroke & Other Neurological Conditions
  • Wellness & Community-Centered Programs in Stroke & Other Neurological Conditions

Drs. Richard Macko and Anindo Roy are applying robotic principles to the lower extremity using a device called the “Anklebot”.  This device has been shown to improve walking in acute stroke rehabilitation and has the potential to provide improvement in voluntary ankle control better than existing rehabilitation techniques.