Institut Guttmann

Neurorehabilitation hospital

+34 93 497 77 00

Neuroestimulation and Neuromodulation

Head of program: Dr. Raul Pelayo

Researchers: Dr. Josep M Tormos, Dr. Beatriz Castaño, Dr. Alberto García, Dr. Daniel León, Dr. Hatice Kumru, Dr. M.Dolors Soler, Dr. Rosa Terré, Dr. Sergiu Albu


To achieve translation to the clinic practice of non-invasive cranial stimulation as an innovative tool for diagnosis and treatment of several pathologies associated with spinal cord injury and brain damages, as well as for other indications related to research in brain health improvement.

Program Goals

  1. Application of non-invasive stimulation techniques to optimize plastic nature of the nervous system and its residual functional capacity resulting from an injury, inhibiting changes that are maladaptive and enhancing those that lead to situations of enhanced functionality.
  2. Promote the development of innovative clinical programs of noninvasive cerebral stimulation for treatment of pathologies associated with spinal cord injuries and cerebral lesions (such as neuropathic pain, aphasia, depression, epilepsy or cognitive deficits), as well as in the recovery of the motor deficit.
  3. Canalize with the non-invasive brain stimulation enhancement group. Develop and evaluate innovative diagnostic and therapeutic clinical strategies with non-invasive brain stimulation as a tool, alone or with other strategies.

Ongoing Projects

Randomized controlled trial of the potentiating effect of transcranial random noise stimulation (TRNS) in cognitive rehabilitation of patients with traumatic brain injury

Code: 201735.10
Project typology: National Competitive NGO
Funding Entity: Fundació La Marató TV3
Principal investigator: Dr. Josep M. Tormos
Execution: 2018-2021
Subsidy amount: 195.000€

Transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation (tSCS) to improve respiratory function in patients with cervical or thoracic spinal cord injury. Pilot study.

Project typology: Competitive NGO
Funding entity: Mike Lane Grant (Castellers de la Vila de Gràcia)
Principal Investigator: Dr. Hatice Kumru
Execution: 2019-2021
Donation amount: 10.000€

Upper limb rehabilitation in stroke patients

Funding entity: BBVA employees campaign
Principal Investigator: Dr. Raúl Pelayo
Execution: 2019-2021
Donation amount: 36.100€

Phase II clinical trial on the use of real vs simulated repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation associated with rehabilitative treatment to improve gait in patients with multiple sclerosis

Codi: PI19 / 01634
Funding entity: Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Main researcher: Dr. Raúl Pelayo
Execution: 2020-2022
Donation amount: 32.670€

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