Technology in Stroke Rehabilitation

July 13, 2015
Mark L. Fuerst

Learn about virtual reality systems and a functional therapy approach designed to promote quicker stroke recovery.

High-tech training devices and sophisticated therapies now allow stroke patients to recover more quickly. Virtual reality can assist arm rehabilitation in some stroke patients. A type of physical therapy, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, can significantly improve muscle strength in young stroke patients. Motor imagery training using a brain-computer interface may support hand and arm motor rehabilitation after stroke during hospitalization.