Caregiver holding hand of person after stroke

Innovative neurotechnology as a supportive measure for motor rehabilitation after stroke

We are looking for stroke patients who suffer from motor impairments of the hand or arm between the ages of 20 and 80.


The neurology department is looking for stroke patients who suffer from motor impairments of the hand or arm.

We want to test a new approach to therapy support that involves a combination of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) training. Both are painless, non-invasive procedures that use targeted stimulation to activate specific areas of the brain, as well as nerve pathways in the muscles of the paralyzed hand. We will investigate whether this new treatment procedure can improve hand and arm mobility even in severe cases of motor impairment after stroke.


  • Age between 20 and 80 years
  • First-time diagnosis of subcortical stroke with an onset at least 6 months prior to enrollment, confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computer tomography (CT)
  • Paralysis of the hand or arm
  • NO alcohol or drug abuse
  • NO seizures
  • NO bone, joint or muscle disease
  • NO peripheral neuropathy or other neurological disease (Exception: minimal, mild and moderate depression)
  • NO severe cognitive deficits


In gratitude for their participation in the study, all participants will receive a time allowance of 12 €/hour. Patients based in Leipzig and the surrounding areas will also be provided with a free transportation service.


If you are interested, please contact us by email at or by phone at 0341 9940-2209 or 0341 9940-2214 (Monday–Friday from 8 am to 4 pm).

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