Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for upper limb rehabilitation after stroke: Future directions. Alan Godfrey; Rodrigo Vitorio

Bernhard Elsner, Joachim Kugler, Jan Mehrholz*

*Korrespondierende/r Autor/-in für diese Arbeit
22 Zitate (Scopus)

Abstract

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a potentially useful tool to improve upper limb rehabilitation outcomes after stroke, although its effects in this regard have shown to be limited so far. Additional increases in effectiveness of tDCS in upper limb rehabilitation after stroke may for example be achieved by (1) applying a more focal stimulation approach like high definition tDCS (HD-tDCS), (2) involving functional imaging techniques during stimulation to identify target areas more exactly, (3) applying tDCS during Electroencephalography (EEG) (EEG-tDCS), (4) focusing on an effective upper limb rehabilitation strategy as an effective base treatment after stroke. Perhaps going even beyond the application of tDCS and applying alternative stimulation techniques such as transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation (tACS) or transcranial Random Noise Stimulation (tRNS) will further increase effectiveness of upper limb rehabilitation after stroke.

OriginalspracheEnglisch
Aufsatznummer106
ZeitschriftJournal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation
Jahrgang15
Ausgabenummer1
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 15.11.2018

Strategische Forschungsbereiche und Zentren

  • Querschnittsbereich: Gesundheitswissenschaften: Logopädie, Ergotherapie, Physiotherapie und Hebammenwissenschaft

DFG-Fachsystematik

  • 206-07 Klinische Neurologie; Neurochirurgie und Neuroradiologie
  • 205-24 Gerontobiologie und Geriatrie

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