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WS 3: The promise of BCI-driven functional recovery after stroke: leveraging current evidence to define next steps

March 25 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

1:00pm CET, 7:00am EST, 4:00am PST, 11:00pm AEDT, 8:00pm (CST)

Registration deadline: March 18

Aliceson Nicole Dusang, Brown University
Donatella Mattia, Fondazione Santa Lucia, IRCCS
Febo Cincotti, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
George F. Wittenberg, VA Pittsburgh HS, Univ. of Pittsburgh
Christoph Guger, g.tec
Murat Akcakaya, University of Pittsburgh
Cuntai Guan, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
José del R. Millán, The University of Texas at Austin
David Lin, Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery, Massachusetts General Hospital
Vivek Prabhakaran, University of Wisconsin-Madison Radiology WIMR
Kyousake Kamada

BCIs have the potential to promote functional motor recovery after stroke but sufficient evidence regarding effectiveness to provide guidelines for clinicians is still lacking. Furthermore, there is still much to be understood about the mechanisms underlying stroke recovery and rehabilitation. Large, multicentric, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are warranted to produce further evidence about administration, effectiveness and which stroke populations might most benefit from BCI interventions. Various studies with EEG-based BCIs have demonstrated functional improvements for stroke patients when compared to control groups using sham BCI or standard therapy. However, rehabilitative BCIs are still not widely available as a therapeutic option for stroke patients. This workshop will review current stroke rehabilitation programs from different research labs and will provide insight into technology (EEG, MEG, fMRI), experimental setups (VR, FES, BCI), results and outcomes of patient studies in the acute, sub-acute or chronic state. These will include approaches directed at motor, sensory, and cognitive recovery. The goal will be to collaboratively define the pathway to effectively design large, registered RCT to translate BCI based interventions.

Intended audience
Neuroscientists, engineers, clinicians, physiotherapists, patient representatives, policy makers, funding agencies, companies in BCI/neurotechnology, and insurance companies interested in rehabilitative brain-computer interfaces for stroke.

Learning objectives
1. Participants will learn about state-of-the art in BCI stroke rehabilitation to reduce a number of disabilities
2. Participants will be able to understand the target patient group populations (i.e. lesion locations and time post-stroke)
3. Participants will be able to articulate how non-invasive BCI technologies fit into stroke recovery, how to adequately engage and meet the needs of stakeholders, and what are overarching parameters and priorities for designing RCTs


March 25
7:00 am - 9:00 am
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