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The Individualized Stimulation to improve Mobility (ISTIM) Study

Have you fallen in the past year?
Do you fear you will fall again?

Study goal: To determine whether non-invasive brain stimulation improves balance, walking, and memory in adults who have fallen in the past year. 

Requirements: If you are over age 65 and have fallen in the past year, you may be eligible to participate.

Participation includes:

  • Up to 27 visits over 8 months
  • Health interviews, memory, walking and balance testing assessments
  • 2 MRI scans at Beth Israel in Boston
  • 20 minute sessions of noninvasive brain stimulation (1 session per day over 20 days, Mon-Fri, over 4 weeks)

Participation is paid up to $510. Free parking and/or transportation provided.

Contact the research team for more info at (617) 971-5310 or



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