Functional electrical stimulation assisted cycling (eStimCycle):A novel intervention to improve outcomes in the critically ill

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Project Details

This is an important study because the development of ICU-acquired weakness (ICU-AW) can result in long term limitations in physical function. Early treatment to maintain strong muscles during an intensive care stay may help speed up recovery and enhance participation in other rehabilitation treatments and improve functional activities and cognition. These are important objectives for both patients and their families. In addition understanding why the muscles become so weak so quickly in patients in ICU will help to develop treatments that may help to maintain muscle strength.


  • Sue Berney PhD, BPT
  • Linda Denehy, PhD University of Melbourne
  • Dale Needham, PhD Johns Hopkins University
  • Jennifer Paratz, PhD Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital



Research Group

Acute Cardiorespiratory Rehabilitation

Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Recovery and Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan

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Unit / Centre

Acute Cardiorespiratory Rehabilitation