Brain Activity during Walking after Stroke 
Clinical Trials


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This study aims to understand how the brain controls walking after experiencing a stroke.  The study will measure brain activity during walking with different levels of body weight support in people who have experienced a stroke in the last 6-months. The results may lead to better training plans and new treatments targeted at the brain to improve walking function for stroke survivors.

Participation includes…

  • Attending 2 lab sessions where they will be asked to walk on a treadmill 
  • Treadmill walks that will include wearing scalp sensors (EEG) to measure brain activity 
  • Walks that will be short distance and unassisted  
  • Completing questionnaires about their physical wellbeing and walking ability  


To be eligible to participate individuals need to meet the following criteria:

  • Be between the ages of 18-80  
  • Have experienced a stroke within the last 6-months 
  • Have paresis (reduced muscle strength) confined to one side of the body 
  • Be able to walk 10 meters continuously without assistance 
  • Be able to provide informed consent 

Individuals who meet the following criteria will NOT be eligible to participate:

  • Have severe cognitive dysfunction  
  • Have severe concurrent medical problems 
  • History of gastric bypass surgery

Contact & Study Details

PI Full name pi department Email phone number irb number
Chang Liu, PhD Department of Biomedical Engineering (323) 505-2223 IRB202202100