Locomotor function following transcutaneous electrical spinal cord stimulation in individuals with hemiplegic stroke

Project: Research project

Project Details


Specifically, Dr. Yang will work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team to study the effects of non-invasive spinal stimulation on restoring functionally integrated neuromuscular control of gait to promote functional recovery after stroke or spinal cord injury. His training will involve elements related to the design, execution, and interpretation of studies with a focus on ambulation recovery and mobility after neurological injuries using neuromodulation approaches. Dr. Yang will also assist with development of collaborative projects within and outside the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, as well as submitting and disseminating findings via peer-reviewed publications and conferences. These projects aim to evaluate the effects of a novel spinal stimulation intervention after neurological injury. The results will lay the groundwork for our long-term goal of developing a new class of targeted multi-site treatments that achieve neuromodulation via cortical and spinal stimulation, reduce gait impairments, and maximize functional recovery. Dr. Jayaraman will supervise Dr. Yang.
Effective start/end date3/1/222/29/24


  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (80428.NU.Y101//R01HD106015)
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (80428.NU.Y101//R01HD106015)


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