Study to Improve Walking after Stroke


UPDATED! Time post stroke has been expanded to include patients who have had a stroke in the last 5 years (was 2 years).

The Department of Neurology at the University of California, Irvine is conducting a research study that explores the possibility of using brain waves to control a functional electrical stimulation device to help stroke patients improve their walking. Eligible patients will be 18-80 years old, have had a stroke in the prior 6 months-5 years, are able to walk more than 30 feet without help, and still have leg weakness.

The study involves 4 weeks of therapy, and includes several exams, plus brain imaging (EEG and possibly TMS).  There is no charge to the patient or insurance company for any participation, and subjects are compensated $100 at the completion of the study.  All activities take place on the main UC Irvine campus, in Irvine.

Contact: Dr. An Do, MD or Lucy Dodakian, OT,Dept. Neurology via:

Phone: (949) 824-8748

Email: OR and ask about the “Leg Therapy Study”

Download / Print Flyer Here

You can find more information about the study at and here.

NOTE: If subjects do not meet the eligibility criteria, please contact UCI as there may be other stroke research studies they may be eligible for.

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