Efficacy Study of Functional Electrical Stimulation Controlled by Electromyographic Signal for the Treatment of Upper Limb in Post-stroke Patients "RiSES"


Phase 2 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Hemiplegia/hemiparesis due to a first ischemic or haemorrhagic stroke
- at least 1 month post-stroke
- willingness to participate the project
- minimum voluntary muscle activation of shoulder flexors (>1 Manual Muscle Test)
- passive Range of Motion (ROM) of the shoulder and elbow of more than 90°

Exclusion Criteria

- epilepsy
- severe spasticity at upper limb (>= 3 Ashworth scale)
- implanted electronic device
- respiratory insufficiency
- pregnancy
- peripheral neuropathies
- cutaneous ulcers at the stimulation zone
- other use of FES on the upper limb