November 2015

Cadence Kickstart studied for stroke rehab

Seattle, WA-based Cadence Biomedical in October announced a National Institutes of Health-funded research collaboration with the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO) to study stroke survivors’ ability to adapt and improve motor skills using the company’s neurorehabilitation Kickstart device.

The research is investigating ways in which using the Kickstart in virtual reality environments can create lasting motor adaptations for stroke survivors, said Mukul Mukherjee, PhD, assistant professor of health, physical education and recreation at UNO and study principal investigator.

“Kickstart represents a technology that has great potential to enhance such motor adaptations at a relatively low cost,” he said. “We hope to 
enhance gait adaptations that will help to improve therapeutic rehabilitation for stroke survivors.”

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