FINGER Robot Therapy Study

Recruiting

Phase 4 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Age 18 to 80 years of age
- Have history of stroke affecting the arm, at least 6 months prior to enrollment
- have arm and/or hand weakness as measured on a standard clinical scale
- do not have active major psychological problems, or problems affecting the stroke-affected arm or hand besides the stroke
- do not have active major brain disease other than the stroke
- have absence of pain in the stroke-affected arm and hand

Exclusion Criteria

- severe stiffness of the arm or hand as measured on a standard clinical scale
- severe problems speaking or understanding speech as measured on a standard clinical scale
- severe reduced level of consciousness
- severe loss ability to sense movement of your limbs as measured on a standard clinical scale
- currently pregnant
- difficulty in understanding or complying with the instructions given by the researcher
- inability to perform the experimental task that will be studied
- increased pain with movement of the stroke-affected arm or hand
Exclusion criteria that will prevent subjects from participating in the MRI:
- Subjects having any implanted metal such as metallic splinters, metallic surgical clips, prosthetic heart valves, pacemakers, neuro-stimulation devices, orthodontic work that contains ferromagnetic materials,
- Subjects whose occupation or activities may cause accidental lodging of ferromagnetic materials, or that may have imbedded metal fragments from military activities, unless cleared by a screening head CT scan
- Subjects with tattoo(s) presenting metallic or ferromagnetic color ingredients or with facial make-up
- Subjects who have claustrophobia
- Subjects who are currently pregnant or breastfeeding.