NTU scientists' new device improves recovery in stroke patients

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) scientists have come up with a new device that improves recovery in stroke patients.

The device, called a Synergistic Physio-Neuro Platform, consists of a headset, adjustable cuffs and accompanying software.

It works by monitoring the patient's muscle movements, and can detect which sets of muscles are being contracted or relaxed at any one point in time.

By doing so, it enables therapists to tell if the correct set of muscles are being used, and also allows patients to monitor their progress in real-time via a computer screen. The device is currently undergoing feasibility trials in hospitals, and is expected to be commercially available within three years.