Neuromodulation Using Pons 4.0 in TBI Subjects

Participant using PoNS device.

This study is testing a new treatment intervention that combines use of an investigational device that provides mild electrical stimulation to the tongue (PoNS™) with physical therapy exercises, to improve balance and walking. 

This study is fully enrolled and is NOT recruiting new participants. Thank you to all who participated and inquired. 

Official study title: A double-blind, randomized, sham-controlled study of the safety and effectiveness of the Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS™) 4.0 device for cranial nerve noninvasive neuromodulation (CN-NINM) training in subjects with a chronic balance deficit due to mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI)

This study is administered by the UW-Madison Department of Radiology

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Our Research

Founded in 1992, the Tactile Com­mu­nication & Neurorehabilitation Laboratory (TCNL) is located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

We are a research center that uses the experience of many different areas of science to study the theory and application of applied neuro­plasticity, the brain’s ability to re­or­ganize in response to new informa­tion, needs, and pathways.

Our research is aimed at developing solutions for sensory and motor disorder rehabilitation.