“taVNS for Upper Limb Rehabilitation”
This study explores the use of a new form of neuromodulation known as transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS) which stimulates the ear. This stimulation will be delivered concurrently with upper limb motor rehabilitation training (3 days/week for 4 weeks) in chronic stroke patients. Patients will undergo a series of baseline assessments (including a brain scan), a 4-week course of motor rehabilitation, and post-assessments (including a second brain scan)
Device - Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation (taVNS) + Task Specifc Training
A closed-loop taVNS system that delivers taVNS with upper-limb rehabilitation training in a chronic stroke population.
Optimization of Closed-loop Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation (taVNS) as a Neurorehabilitation Tool