Encouragement-induced Movement Therapy in Daily Life "ISEAR"


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Above 18 years of age with unilateral stroke and residual hemiparesis leading to a decrease of arm function after completion of all inpatient rehabilitation (at least 90 days post stroke)
- Ability to lift arm against gravity (>30 degrees flexion or abduction)
- Ability to don/doff the devices on both wrists independently or with assistance of a caregiver
- Ability to give informed consent as documented by signature

Exclusion Criteria

- Major untreated depression
- Severe cognitive impairment
- Suffering from comprehensive aphasia
- Severely impaired sensation (unable to feel a soft touch on the dorsal side of their paretic wrist with closed eyes)
- Other major comorbidities (e.g., cardiopulmonary disease, renal failure, hepatic dysfunction, orthopedic disorders, etc.)
- Expected hospitalization during study period
- Known intolerance to device material
- Known or suspected non-compliance, drug or alcohol abuse
- The investigator, his/her family members, employees, and other dependent persons