Every year in the United States almost 800,000 people suffer a stroke, an affliction which results in blood flow being cut off from the brain.
Strokes can impair mobility, speech, and cognition, and the recovery process and the ability to return to normal life can be daunting for survivors and their families.
New research being led by UT mechanical engineers could soon change that.
Eric Wade, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering, recently led a team that developed a way to measure functional motor ability in those who have suffered a stroke. Funding from the National Institutes of Health supported that breakthrough.