- Start date: 1 July 2021
- End date: 30 June 2023
- Funder: EU Marie Curie Fellowship
- Value: €213k
- Primary investigator: Dr Zhi-Qiang Zhang
A third of the 15 million people worldwide who suffer a stroke each year are left permanently disabled, with serious consequences for daily life, family and society. In Europe, stroke survivors make up the second-biggest group of disabled persons. Upper limb weakness is the most resistant challenge in their rehabilitation treatment, requiring long-time, precise and complex exercise daily with limited supervision of healthcare professionals, due to low resources.
To support those patients, this EU-funded Rehab-Assessment project will develop a new approach based on application of the comprehensive, quantitative, objective and personalised Motor Impairment Index (MII) that benchmarks the impaired arm with the healthy one in mirrored exercise for improved effects of rehabilitation.