Barron Associates Awarded NIH Phase II Grant to Develop Virtual Reality Games for Stroke Therapy

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has awarded Barron Associates, Inc. a 2-year, $1.48M grant to develop and test a commercial system promoting recovery of hand function. The effort includes design of a commercial sensor system that works in conjunction with a glove orthosis to enable patients to practice activities of daily living in a computer-generated virtual world. Clinical testing will be conducted to establish efficacy for functional recovery following stroke.