Neurostimulation and Neuromodulation techniques applied to neurorehabilitation
- This approach enables translational research on neuroscience and clinical innovation by promoting new strategies for guiding and enhancing recovery.
- This will boost both findings in neuroimage studies and cognitive neuroscience in general, and knowledge of cerebral organization of motor control, learning and rehabilitation.
Institut Guttmann has the most advanced transcranial magnetic stimulation equipments combined with a neuroimage guided system and stereotactic computation. This system allows modulating brain cortical activity which is in turn combined with rehabilitation procedures in order to optimize its results.
Institut Guttmann also has extended experience studying therapeutic applications of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) that allows modulating membrane excitability of cortical neurons. This combined with techniques of Visual illusion or Virtual reality to improve neuropathic pain or motor control disorders due to Acquired Brain Injury and/or Spinal Cord Injury.
1- A method for treating neurophatic pain (US 13/197,883)
2- System and method for neuropathic pain rehabilitation (PCT/EP12380025)
- Proyecto “ELMO, Estimulación cerebral no invasiva para mejorar la recuperación de la marcha en pacientes con lesión medular incompleta” – Instituto de Salud Carlos III - PI10/00442