The General Use of Robots in Stroke Recovery


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- 18 years of age or older
- First single focal unilateral lesion with diagnosis verified by brain imaging, which occurred at least 6 months prior
- Cognitive function sufficient enough to understand experiments and follow instructions
- Fugl Meyer assessment at admission of 7 to 38 out of 66 (neither hemiplegic nor fully recovered motor function in the muscles of the shoulder, elbow, and wrist)

Exclusion Criteria

- Prior experience with robotic arm therapy
- Fixed contraction of the affected limb
- Complete flaccid paralysis of the affected limb