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Have you had a stroke?

Do you have difficulty in moving your hand and/or arm?

Dealing with the aftermath of a stroke can present significant challenges, particularly in restoring motor function in the affected arm and hand. However, our project offers a promising avenue for intervention.

After a stroke, one of the most common deficits experienced by survivors is hemiparesis, leading to difficulties in moving the affected arm and hand. Recovery from this impairment can be a lengthy and varied process, differing from person to person.


About Our Project

In our research project, we aim to assess the effectiveness/efficacy of our innovative Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation device, called kTMP, in improving hand and arm function among stroke survivors.

This project is a collaboration headed by Profs. Richard Ivry (UCB) and Karunesh Ganguly (UCSF).  Prof. Ivry is an expert in motor control and learning, employing non-invasive brain stimulation to study these processes in neurologically healthy and neurologically impaired individuals. Prof. Ganguly (USCF) is an expert in motor learning and stroke recovery.


What is kTMP?

kTMP is a hand-held coil powered by an amplifier and controlled via a software installed onto a trained researcher's computer. The coil is carefully positioned over specific areas of the scalp of the patient, who is seated comfortably in a chair during the procedure. Importantly, the stimulation is imperceptible, with  no uncomfortable side effects.

Furthermore, kTMP has been approved by UC Berkley as Non-Significant Risk Device, ensuring the safety of the participants.


How Does kTMP Work?

By targeting frequency-specific brain waves,kTMP has  the potential to restore healthy rhythms tothe injured brain. Through this innovative approach, we aim to potentiate activity in the residual tissue, facilitating the recovery process for stroke survivors.


Inclusion Criteria

For this study, we are seeking individuals with chronic stroke who continue to experience residual motor dysfunction caused by  stroke.

Participants must fall within the age range of 30-80 years old.


Study Location

University of California Berkeley campus



Participants will receive $25 per hour for their time and transportation costs will be reimbursed 



Get Involved! 

Interested in participating in our research?


If you meet our inclusion criteria and are interested in participating in this groundbreaking research, please reach out to us using the information below! Your involvement could play a crucial role in advancing stroke rehabilitation and improving the lives of survivors.

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