Impact of a New Technology to Functional Recovery Upper Limb in Post Stroke Patients.

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Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- The clinical diagnosis of stroke
- post stroke hemiparesis
- maximum six months from stroke
- stability of the clinical picture at the time of roll-in
- minimum level of upper arm motility (>2) movement against gravity
- trunk control and ability to maintain sitting position for at least 120 minutes

Exclusion Criteria

- Hemiplegia of other aetiology ( neurodegenerative, neoplastic)
- Presence of articular ankyloses, spasms and/or severe muscle spasticity with complete loss of movement in any of the three major joints
- Instability of upper limb bone (not consolidated fractures)
- Presence of cognitive impairment (MMSE<=21) and/or psychiatric disease
- Concomitant disease that could prevent the rehabilitation program (respiratory failure, heart failure, osteomyelitis, thrombophlebitis and other clinical condition that are against rehabilitation treatment)
- Ulcer sores that can contraindicate the use to ARMEO Spring
- Ashworth > 3 (for each of the three upper limb joints)