Current Projects

NeuroCIMT

The NeuroCIMT programme aims to develop novel ways of monitoring and treating neurological diseases and sensory impairments through quantitative models of the brain, e.g. by using EEG recordings. Each of the eight projects is aimed at delivering a proof of concept or prototype for clinical application. The research programme combines fundamental research with actual applications in a clinical setting. Therefore academic, clinical, and industrial partners are in this programme together.
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MoveOn

In March 2015 the ‘Move On’ project started. During this project, people who sustained a stroke will be trained in their balance capacities. Currently, for people in the chronic phase (more than 6 months) after stroke only a few training options are available in daily clinical practice. These chronic stroke survivors, however, very often experience balance and gait deficits. These deficits are the most important risk factor for falls and fall-related injuries in this population.
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4D-EEG

The 4D-EEG project is a cooperation between Technical University Delft and VU Medical Centre Amsterdam. The overall goal of the project is to understand how patients recover after stroke. Why do some patients show limited recovery of the upper limb function, while others regain full functionality of their upper limb? Additionally the aim is to optimize accurate early prognosis of functional outcome after stroke.
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Profits

The latest insight on recovery after stroke shows that the potential for functional recovery is largely determined within 72 hours after stroke. PROFITS aims to develop a clinical infrastructure in which we can obtain an individualized prognosis and uniform assessment of functional outcome within a network of caregivers. This framework is required for optimal planning of interventions, avoiding both overtreatment and under- treatment and enables intervention studies that include many patients, shortening the duration of each study.
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Neuras

The Neuras project aims to develop and implement novel technology to improve the assessment of disorders where sensorimotor integration is impaired as well as to stimulate neuroplasticity. Neuras will develop new hardware and clinical applications and will implement standard assessment and evaluation protocols in close collaboration with researchers, SME’s, clinicians and representatives of clinical care units. NeurAS aims to generate new foreground IP and pushes clinical care to promote the capacity of patients to deal with day-to-day environmental challenges and barriers as the ultimate way to improve autonomy and quality of life.
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Lopes

The goal of the LOPES project (LOwer-extremity Powered ExoSkeleton) is to develop a robotic device (LOPES) for gait training and assessment of motor function in stroke survivors. This involves designing the mechanical setup of the exoskeleton as well as its control structure. LOPES will be used to optimize the functional outcome of (robot-aided) gait training in chronic stroke survivor.
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