NTU scientists develop new stroke rehabilitation device

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.

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