An Interactive Computer Game, Called Duck Duck Punch, for Stroke Rehabilitation at Home and in a Rehabilitation Clinic "DDPHme/Hsp"


Phase 1/2 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- experienced uni-hemispheric ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke
- exhibit voluntarily shoulder flexion (affected UE) ≥20° with simultaneous elbow extension ≥10°. We reason that persons at this motor ability level have enough residual arm activation to engage in VE training
- passive range of motion in affected shoulder and elbow and within 20 degrees of normal values
Additional inclusion criteria for community dwelling stroke survivors
- live at home
- no current rehabilitation therapy
- live within a 60 minute drive of the university
Additional inclusion criteria for inpatient stroke patients
- medically stable
- expected to remain in the hospital for the next 7 days
- able to sit in a chair for 60 minutes without difficulty

Exclusion Criteria

- lesion in brainstem or cerebellum
- presence of other neurological disease that may impair motor skills (e.g., Parkinson's Disease)
- pain in the paretic arm that would interfere with movement
- unable to understand and follow 3-step directions
- orthopedic condition or impaired corrected vision that would interfere with reaching.