Staying connected: using new technologies to personalise stroke recovery

Who it’s for: Survivors of stroke
What it involves: Test a therapy
Where: In-person and online in NSW, VIC and SA


This research project is being led by Professor Leeanne Carey from La Trobe University.

The research will test rehabilitation programs delivered in people's homes, that are

  • tailored to each person’s needs and capacity, and
  • guided by new technologies that use artificial intelligence (AI),

to see whether they improve how well survivors of stroke recover the ability to do everyday activities at home.

It will also look at whether people feel that doing the program improves their quality of life.

Watch Prof. Carey explain the study in this short video:


  • Have had a stroke 3–18 months ago
  • Have goals that involve using your arm or hand.


The study involves a 12-month period, with activities spread out over that time.

  • There are 7–8 appointments that involve attending the research centre to complete some clinical assessments (movement and sensation) and questionnaires. Research centres are located in Adelaide, Melbourne and Newcastle.
  • Participants will be asked to wear wrist sensors to monitor activity levels and answer some questions via a mobile phone app designed for the study.
  • All participants will receive two therapy blocks (each 10 sessions of approximately an hour over a 6-week period), which will be tailored to the individual based on their individual goals and capacity, and current evidence. Therapy will be delivered remotely to the individual in the environment of their choice (e.g. home).


Participant information sheet (PDF 295 KB)


For more information please contact the research team via:

Brendon Haslam
0438 323 006

Professor Leeanne Carey
03 9479 5600