Portable EMG-triggered Hand Robot for Individuals After Stroke


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

1. Diagnosis of stroke > 6 months ago
2. Presence of some active range of motion (AROM) in the affected hand, measured by a score of at least 1 on the Box and Block test.
3. Intact sensation in the affected hand
4. Full passive range of motion (PROM) in mass flexion and extension of the hand
5. MAS score < 3 for finger flexors and intrinsics
6. MAS score < 3 for finger extensors
7. Visual tracking is intact in all directions
8. Patient must be otherwise medically stable in the opinion of the principal investigator

Exclusion Criteria

1. Patient is receiving active occupational or physical therapy for the affected arm
2. Patient has joint contractures that prevent proper fit into the HOH device
3. Patient has other concurrent neurological or orthopedic diagnoses that affect motor ability of the arm such as Parkinson's or Multiple Sclerosis, or arthritis
4. It has been less than 3 months since last botulinum toxin injection in the affected arm