VIT-ARMin Virtual, Intensified and Patient-tailored Robotic Arm Therapy With the Exoskeleton Robot ARMin "VIT-ARMin"

Recruiting

Phase 0 Results N/A

Trial Description

Consideration-of-Concept Trial (stage 1) on robotic therapy of the upper extremity with the ARMin therapy robot in healthy subjects and patients with neurological disease (e.g. stroke, spinal cord injury)

Detailed Description

Neurological patients (e.g., after stroke) need long-term neurorehabilitative therapy of the arm with often limited, unsatisfactory outcome. Robots became a promising supplement or even alternative for neurorehabilitative training. Investigators aim at developing a unique intensified and patient-tailored robot-aided training strategy of the arm. The exoskeleton robot ARMin will be further developed to adapt software components accordingly. The goal is to enhance treatment efficacy to an extent that the improvement in motor function is meaningful for the individual patient. It can be intensified by different strategies that will be evaluated alone and in combination. These strategies include:
strength training an error-amplification strategy increased number of repetitions multisensory feedback multiplayer approach

Conditions

Interventions

  • ARMin Device
    Intervention Desc: single sessions of about one hour each
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: ARMin
    Description: Therapy on ARMin robotic device

Trial Design

  • Masking: Open Label
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Endpoint: Safety Study
  • Intervention: Single Group Assignment

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Intrinsic Motivation Inventory (IMI) questionaire within one day No
Secondary performance tests (kinematic and kinetic data) in virtual reality on the ARMin robot (time, position, force) within one day No
Secondary muscle strength in Nm within one day No
Secondary questionaire on interaction, time and effort within one day No
Secondary EMG for muscle activity (time and electric potential) within one day No
Secondary detection thresholds (time and position) within one day No
Secondary performance tests (kinematic and kinetic data) in virtual reality on the ARMin robot (time in msec) within one day No
Secondary performance tests (kinematic and kinetic data) in virtual reality on the ARMin robot (position in cm) within one day No
Secondary performance tests (kinematic and kinetic data) in virtual reality on the ARMin robot ( force in Nm) within one day No
Secondary EMG for muscle activity (time in sec) within one day No
Secondary EMG for muscle activity (electric potential in V) within one day No
Secondary detection thresholds (time) within one day No
Secondary detection thresholds (position in cm) within one day No

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