Project information

Home-based non-invasive brain stimulation in combination with Lee Silverman Voice Treatment on hypokinetic dysarthria in Parkinson’s disease (LSVT-TDCS)

Project Identification
NU22J-04-00074
Project Period
5/2022 - 12/2025
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Ministry of Health of the CR
MU Faculty or unit
Central European Institute of Technology

Up to 90% of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) have hypokinetic dysarthria (HD) in the early phase of the illness. HD is characterized by a harsh breathy voice quality, reduced variability of pitch and loudness and imprecise articulation. This project investigates the novel combination of speech therapy and home-based non-invasive brain stimulation (tDCS) treatment in order to increase overall positive effects on HD in PD. Using a novel multimodal analysis approach based on fMRI and acoustic signal processing, we will be able to monitor changes in different domains of speech, as well as associated changes in brain plasticity.

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