OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the current state and latest advances in robotics, stem cells, and brain-computer interfaces in rehabilitation and recovery for stroke.
DESIGN: The authors of this summary recently reviewed this work as part of a national presentation. The article represents the information included in each area.
RESULTS: Each area has seen great advances and challenges as products move to market and experiments are ongoing.
CONCLUSIONS: Robotics, stem cells, and brain-computer interfaces all have tremendous potential to reduce disability and lead to better outcomes for patients with stroke. Continued research and investment will be needed as the field moves forward. With this investment, the potential for recovery of function is likely substantial.