SUBJECT: M.S. Thesis Presentation
BY: Lauren Lacey
TIME: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
PLACE: Love Building, 109
TITLE: Assessment of Repetitive Facilitation Exercise with fMRI-Compatible Rehabilitation Device for Hemiparetic Limbs
COMMITTEE: Dr. Jun Ueda, Chair (ME)
Dr. Wayne Book (ME)
Dr. Minoru Shinohara (APPH)


In order to reduce the motor disabilities of stroke individuals, facilitation techniques such as the repetitive facilitation exercise, or RFE, have been developed. Although portions of the RFE process are understood, the mechanism that is assisting the brain to reorganize and gain back the isolated motor control has not been investigated from a neuroscientific perspective. To understand the neural mechanism associated with RFE, an fMRI study should be conducted.