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Induction of NEuromuscular Plasticity for natural motor rehabilitaTION

Project description

Tailored stimulation to induce neural plasticity and motor function recovery

Voluntary movement relies on a corticospinal pathway. Cortical neurons send axons to spinal cord motor neurons whose axons synapse on muscle fibres in the limbs. Neuromuscular impairment resulting from neuronal damage along this pathway is common in trauma, stroke and even breast cancer and its treatment. No two patients are alike in their impairment and response to neurorehabilitation, yet non-invasive systems for the magnetic or electrical stimulation of the neural pathways typically employ standard stimulation protocols. The EU-funded INcEPTION project will deliver a personalised rehabilitation approach, using high-density surface electromyogram signals to estimate patterns of neural connectivity and tailor therapy to promote functional recovery of movement.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BRESCIA
Net EU contribution
€ 1 999 533,75
Address
Piazza Mercato 15
25121 Brescia
Italy

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Brescia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 20,00