The Human Spinal Cord Injury Repair laboratory at Burke Medical Research Institute is currently looking for participants with some degree of motor dysfunction in the lower extremity after spinal cord injury for a clinical research study.
The aim of the study is to use robotic kinematics and neurophysiology as possible outcome markers to predict improvement in motor recovery.
This project has two objectives:
To investigate the quality of movement in the lower extremity using a robotic device, the Anklebot.
To strength the spared connections between the brain and the muscle after spinal cord injury pairing transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and electrical stimulation. The two stimuli will target the soleus muscle in the lower extremity.
We are expecting to:
Objectively characterized the motor dysfunction using lower limb robotics.
Improve the voluntary motor output using the paired stimulation protocol.
Human Spinal Cord Injury Repair Laboratory
Weill Cornell Medicine
Role: Principal Investigator