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
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.
- 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.
|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|