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

Not yet recruiting

Phase 1/2 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- - Aged ≥18 years
- Ischemic cerebral vascular accident (CVA, stroke) in the sub-acute phase (one to twelve weeks post-stroke) as verified by brain imaging (CT or MRI)
- Inpatient at Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht, Switzerland
- Decreased arm motor function in one arm with a FMA of 8 to 20 points (out of 66)
- No excessive spasticity of the affected arm (modified Ashworth Scale mAS ≤3) as assessed by the physician
- No serious medical or psychiatric disorder as assessed by the physician
- No serious orthopaedic, rheumatologic or other disease restricting movements of the paretic arm as assessed by the physician
- No clinically significant shoulder subluxation (palpation <2 fingers) as assessed by the physician
- No skin ulcerations at the paretic arm as assessed by the physician
- Ability to communicate effectively with the examiner such that the validity of the patient's data could not be compromised as assessed by the physician
- No history of cyber sickness (e.g., nausea when looking at a screen or playing computer games) as assessed by the physician
- No pacemaker or other implanted electric device as verified by patient record
- Bodyweight <120 kg
- No serious cognitive defects or aphasia preventing effective use of ARMin as assessed by the physician