Neurological patients (e.g., after stroke) need long-term neurorehabilitation therapy of the arm with often limited, unsatisfactory outcome. Robots became a promising supplement or even alternative for neurorehabilitation training.
The exoskeleton robot ARMin was further developed and software components adapted accordingly to offer a unique intensified and patient-tailored robot-aided training of the arm. The goal is to enhance treatment efficacy to an extent that the improvement in motor function is meaningful for the individual patient. The study objective is to compare ARMin therapy and a form of conventional occupational therapy that involves both arms regarding change in motor function.
- Occupational therapy Behavioral
Intervention Desc: bilateral arm training ARM 1: Kind: Experimental Label: Arm+ occupational therapy Description: a form of conventional occupational therapy that involves both arms
- ARMin Device
Intervention Desc: arm therapy robot ARM 1: Kind: Experimental Label: ARMin Description: Therapy with the arm therapy robot ARMin
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||Fugl Meyer Assessment, upper extremity motor function||from baseline to day 3 post-training|
|Secondary||ARMin assessment time||from baseline to day 3 post-training|
|Secondary||ARMin assessment torques||from baseline to day 3 post-training|
|Secondary||ARMin assessment positions||from baseline to day 3 post-training|
|Secondary||Intrinsic Motivation Inventory||from baseline to day 3 post-training|
|Secondary||Motor Activity Log||from baseline to day 3 post-training|
|Secondary||handheld dynamometer||from baseline to day 3 post-training|