Gait Enhancing Mobile Shoe for Stroke Rehabilitation

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- first-time unilateral cerebral stroke
- a stroke at least 6 months prior to enrollment
- gait asymmetry, but able to walk independently
- no evidence of uncompensated hemianopsia, tested by using Pedretti's method (Pedretti 1985)
- no evidence of severe (greater than 16 in the Folstein Mini-Mental Status Exam) cognitive impairment (Folstein et al. 1975) or language dysfunction that would interfere with understanding the instructions
- no evidence of neglect, tested by being asked to copy a simple drawing of a house (Gregory and Aitkin 1971)

Exclusion Criteria

- unable to walk at least 0.3m/s
- orthopedic or pain conditions
- history of seizure disorders
- metal implants (stents, clips, pacemaker)
- pregnancy
- any condition that makes balance unstable
- require a walker to walk
- uncorrected visual impairments