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Farrar-Edwards part of new collaborative stroke rehabilitation pilot project

December 10, 2015

UW-Madison's Dorothy Farrar-Edwards is part of a newly funded pilot project that looks at the efficacy of a brain-computer interface neurological feedback device to drive robotic stroke rehabilitation.

Dorothy Farrar-Edwards
The project, funded by the School of Medicine and Public Health's Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, is a collaboration that also includes faculty from the School of Medicine and Public Health, College of Engineering and faculty from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Through the expertise of the UW-Milwaukee robotic system and motion analysis labs and UW-Madison’s expertise in neuroimaging in MRI and its neural biomedical engineering BCI system, the project will test the efficacy of the next generation stroke rehabilitation device.

Farrar-Edwards is a professor and chair of the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology. Her graduate students from the School of Education’s Occupational Therapy program are also involved in the project.