ABIRA focuses on development and evaluation of rehabilitation interventions to enhance people's recovery after brain injury.
Our distinctive approach merges neuroscience, neurorehabilitation and clinical practice. Specifically, we aim to increase understanding of the neural mechanisms of recovery, then improve interventions and technologies that will transform clinical practice. People with brain injury play a key role in our research through co-production of questions and outputs for clinical impact. Our MoveExLab facility enables the study of biomechanical and neurophysiological correlates of the movement required for everyday tasks.
By measuring the brain’s connection with muscles and better understanding motor control strategies, we can target recovery mechanisms and produce technology that will ultimately improve rehabilitation outcomes. Crucial are our local, national and international partnerships with service users, advocacy organisations, clinicians, health service providers and industry.