Error Based Learning for Restoring Gait Symmetry Post-Stroke

Completed

Phase 1 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- ability to walk >10 m overground without physical assistance
- overground comfortable gait speed (CGS) < 1.0 m/s (using assistive devices and bracing below the knee as needed)
- able to walk independently on the treadmill at >80% CGS
- exhibits stance time and/or step length asymmetry during CGS

Exclusion Criteria

- cerebellar lesion
- uncontrolled cardiorespiratory/metabolic disease (cardiac arrhythmia, uncontrolled hypertension or diabetes, orthostatic hypertension, chronic emphysema)or other neurological or orthopedic disorders that may affect gait training
- botulinum toxin to the lower limb in the past 6 months
- a history of balance deficits or unexplained falls not related to the stroke
- uncontrolled seizures
- concurrent physical therapy
- Mini-Mental Status Exam (MMSE) < 24
- communication impairments which could impede understanding of the purpose or procedures of the study or an inability to comply with experimental procedures