News Medical | April 12, 2013.
Patients whose progress plateaued after undergoing conventional treatment showed new peaks in recovery under new system
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have developed a new stroke rehabilitation device which greatly improves recovery in stroke patients.
Thanks to this invention, stroke patients who had undergone conventional rehabilitation for a year or more and had hit a plateau in their recovery, managed to make significant progress in their ability to carry out everyday tasks.
Some of these long-term stroke sufferers have recovered up to 70 per cent of motor function clinical scores in just a month during the trial.
The new stroke therapy system, known as Synergistic Physio-Neuro Platform (SynPhNe), is currently undergoing thorough clinical investigations and more feasibility trials at local hospitals.