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2020, BMC NEUROLOGY, Pages - (volume: 20)

The Promotoer, a brain-computer interface-assisted intervention to promote upper limb functional motor recovery after stroke: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial to test early and long-term efficacy and to identify determinants of response (01a Articolo in rivista)

Mattia Donatella, Pichiorri Floriana, Colamarino Emma, Masciullo Marcella, Morone Giovanni, Toppi Jlenia, Pisotta Iolanda, Tamburella Federica, Lorusso Matteo, Paolucci Stefano, Puopolo Maria, Cincotti Febo, Molinari Marco

Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability. Cost-effective post-stroke rehabilitation programs for upper limb are critically needed. Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) which enable the modulation of Electroencephalography (EEG) sensorimotor rhythms are promising tools to promote post-stroke recovery of upper limb motor function. The "Promotoer" study intends to boost the application of the EEG-based BCIs in clinical practice providing evidence for a short/long-term efficacy in enhancing post-stroke hand functional motor recovery and quantifiable indices of the participants response to a BCI-based intervention. To these aims, a longitudinal study will be performed in which subacute stroke participants will undergo a hand motor imagery (MI) training assisted by the Promotoer system, an EEG-based BCI system fully compliant with rehabilitation requirements.
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