Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Robot-Assisted Practice of Activities of Daily Living

Completed

Phase 1 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

Stroke:
- 30 to 85 years
- Right-handed (evaluated with handedness survey)
- suffered a unilateral ischemic stroke in the motor control area, which resulted in hemiparesis of the arm (confirmed by medical data),
- at least 6-months post-stroke
- residual movement at least (a) 15 degree shoulder flexion or adduction, (b) 15 degree active elbow flexion and extension
- not claustrophobic
- not depressed (as measured depression survey)
- able to use the scanner, i.e., passes the fMRI screening survey
- able to understand the instructions and complete the tracking tasks Control
- older than 20 years
- Right-handed (evaluated with survey)
- not claustrophobic
- able to use the scanner, i.e., passes the fMRI screening survey
- able to understand the instructions and complete the tracking tasks
- no history of neurological disorders --not depressed (as measured depression survey)

Exclusion Criteria

Stroke:
- brain stem, stroke
- pre-existing neurological or psychiatric disorders
- Spasticity >3 at elbow or fingers on Ashworth
- demonstrated visuospatial, language or attention deficits of a severity that prevents understanding the task
- shoulder pain or joint pain during movements
- synkinetic movements or mirror movements
- decline to participate
- will not comply with full protocol
- pregnant
- allergic to goretex and conductivity gel
Control
- decline to participate
- will not comply with full protocol
- pregnant
- allergic to goretex and conductivity gel