Wearable Device for Motivating Hand Use After Stroke

Not yet recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

The goal of this study is to determine the effectiveness of interactive feedback from a wearable device that senses hand function, the Manumeter, in improving upper extremity function in a pilot, randomized controlled trial with chronic stroke patients

Detailed Description

In this randomized controlled trial, the investigators will compare two groups of chronic stroke participants Group 1 of study participants will use the Manumeter with interactive functions to monitor and motivate upper extremity functional activity. Group 2 of study participants will use the Manumeter but receive no feedback and will be given the current standard-of-care, a booklet describing a home exercise program for increasing upper extremity exercise. The investigators hypothesize that study participants who interactively monitor functional activity with the Manumeter will improve their upper extremity function significantly more.

Conditions

Interventions

  • Manumeter Device
    Intervention Desc: A manumeter is a first-of-its-kind magnetic sensor to wirelessly detect hand and arm movement in a socially acceptable and easy to don package. The study participants will wear a small magnet as a ring, and a sensing/logging wristband detects changes in the magnetic field as the ring moves; the wristband can detect arm accelerations.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Manumeter with interactive feedback
    Description: Study participants will receive an experimental manumeter and interactive feedback from the manumeter to monitor and motivate their upper extremity functional activities.
    ARM 2: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Manumeter without interactive feedback
    Description: Study participants will receive an experimental manumeter but receive no feedback from the manumeter, and will be given the current standard-of-care for increasing upper extremity exercise booklet to perform at home.

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Box and Block Test (BBT) 3 months
Secondary Action Research Arm Test (ARAT) 3 months
Secondary Fugl-Meyer Motor Assessment (FM) 3 months
Secondary Motor Activity Log (MAL) 3 months
Secondary Amount of upper extremity activity 3 months

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