Impact of Non-invasive Brain Stimulation, Associated With Upper Limb Robot-assisted Therapy, on Motor Recuperation

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

tDCS (transcranial direct current stimulation) and robot assisted therapy (RAT) will be used in chronic stroke patients to improve a variety of functions with upper limb.

Detailed Description

tDCS and RAT will be used in chronic stroke patients to improve a variety of functions such as motor functions with upper limb.
tDCS will be applied in a placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomised fashion. A session of RAT will be associated with tDCS/placebo. Behavioural data will be collected before and after tDCS, associated with RAT.

Conditions

Interventions

  • TDCS (ELDITH) and RAT (REAplan) Device
    Intervention Desc: Transcranial direct-current stimulation( ELDITH) and Robot-assisted therapy by using REAplan
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Real stimulation
    Description: real tDCS associated with robot-assisted therapy (RAT)
    ARM 2: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Sham stimulation
    Description: Sham tDCS associated with RAT

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Intervention: Crossover Assignment

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Upper Limb Kinematics kinematic assessment of the upper limb at Baseline (>6 months after stroke), immediately after intervention (20min of tDCS+RAT) No
Secondary Box and Block test Manual dexterity assessment at Baseline (>6 months after stroke), immediately after intervention (20min of tDCS+RAT) No
Secondary Purdue Pegboard Test Digital dexterity assessment at Baseline (>6 months after stroke), immediately after intervention (20min of tDCS+RAT) No

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