Inclusion Criteria1. ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke within a year from the event;
2. age of participant between 21 and 85 years old;
3. absence of apraxia or global aphasia;
4. Mini-Mental State Examination score >23.
Exclusion Criteria1. Presence of other neurological or orthopaedic disorders affecting upper extremity motor function,
3. Significant spasticity defined as a score ≥ 24 total points at Tardieu Rating Scale (TRS)