Usability Testing of a Bilateral Activities of Daily Exercise Robot for Stroke Therapy "BiADLER"

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

Part A:
- Stroke and CP survivors greater than 18 years of age with hemiplegia and varying levels of impairment.
- The subject's stroke must have occurred at least 3 months prior to enrollment in the study.
- Healthy persons over the age of 18 with no upper limb impairment.
Part B:
- Low to mid functioning CP and stroke survivors greater than 18 years of age with hemiplegia.
- The subject's stroke must have occurred at least 3 months prior to enrollment in the study.

Exclusion Criteria

- The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) to each study participant. After the administration of the MoCA, the PI and research team member will use their to expertise and discretion to determine whether the participant scored well enough on particular components of the MOCA that are of particular concern to this study, e.g. visuospatial acuity and concentration.
- Participants must be able to sit upright for 2 hours at a time in Part A of the study; and 2 hours at a time, 3 days a week, for Part B of the study.
- Participants enrolled in Part B cannot currently be receiving rehabilitation.
- Participants cannot have received Botox injections within the past 3 months.
- Participants cannot be suffering from contractures (chronic loss of joint motion) or debilitating spasticity in the upper extremity or any other neuromuscular disease.
- If a participant is experiencing greater than mild pain, and/or the PI determines that the participant should no longer continue working with the novel therapy devices, the study will be stopped.