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Mechanism of Restoration and Rehabilitative Treatment of Movement Disorders

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Our investigation aims to develop rehabilitative treatment for movement disorders due to brain damage using non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). TMS, eddy current stimulation, and tDCS (1-5 mA, 10 minutes) both can modulate excitability of the cerebral cortex, and are applicable for restoration of limb paresis. We focus on modulating body scheme to induce appropriate adaptive changes of the central nervous system using NIBS.

Targeted Application(s)/Industry
Our goal is to develop therapeutic systems for movement disorders in which NIBS devices are combined with robotics or sensors. We would like to collaborate with companies for developing, manufacturing, and selling innovative medical devices.

Researchers

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering

IZUMI, Shin-ichi , Professor
PhD

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