Strategies of Therapy With the Exoskeleton Robot ARMin "MultiVIT-ARMin"

Not yet recruiting

Phase 1/2 Results N/A

Trial Description

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.

Detailed Description

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.

Conditions

Interventions

  • Occupational therapy Other
    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

Outcomes

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

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