Home Therapy for Stroke Rehabilitation Using the HandSOME Exoskeleton "HandSOME"


Phase 1 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

1. Diagnosis of stroke more than six months prior to entry into the study
2. Impaired ability to open affected the hand
3. At least trace ability to extend the wrist and fingers

Exclusion Criteria

1. Have cognitive deficits that could negatively affect their ability to complete the protocols as evidenced by a score of 24 or less on the Folstein Mini-Mental State Examination
2. Have excessive pain in any joint of the affected extremity that could limit ability to cooperate with the protocols
3. Have serious uncontrolled medical problems as judged by the project therapist
4. Receiving oral or injected antispasticity medications during study treatment
5. MCP and IP passive extension limit > 30 degrees from full extension
6. Excessive tone in the fingers and thumb as determined by Ashworth scores >=3