Neuroprosthesis for Retraining Reaching and Grasping Functions in Severe Hemiplegic Patients


Phase N/A Results


The control group did not improve their arm and hand functions substantially according to mean values of the REL, FMA, and CMSMR tests, while the treatment group improved considerably in these areas. In the REL, the treatment (FES) group had a 13% improvement in torque, compared to only a 2% improvement in the control group, a 23% improvement in force, compared to 3% in the control group, and 13% improvement in in the eccentric load component, compared to no improvement in the control group, with all differences being statistically different (P <.05). However, both groups showed substantial improvement in the FIM and BI scores.