Myoelectric Robot-assisted Rehabilitation for the Upper Limb After Stroke "MyoReArm"


Phase 1 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Patients suffering from stroke, ischemic and / or hemorrhagic
- Stroke in the left hemisphere
- Score between 1 and 3 in the upper-limb sub-item of the Italian version of the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (IT-NIHSS) (Pezzella et al. 2009)
- Score of the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) scale (Keith et al., 1987) less than 100 out of a total of 126. This scale is used as a reference to indicate the degree of autonomy in carrying out activities of daily living (ADLs)
- Score of the upper-limb Fugl-Meyer scale (FMA) (Fugl-Meyer et al., 1975) less than 60. This scale measures the residual motor function of a person after stroke

Exclusion Criteria

- Non-stabilized fractures
- Diagnosis of depression
- Traumatic brain Injury
- Pharmacologically uncontrolled epilepsy
- Ideomotor apraxia
- Neglect
- Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) score <20/30
- Severe impairment of verbal comprehension, defined by a score in the Token Test (Tau points<58/78)
- Patients participating in other rehabilitation treatments for the upper-limb (e.g. virtual reality treatment, motor imagery, etc)