Rehabilitation of the Stroke Hand at Home

2014-08-27 03:12:54 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this research is to evaluate a therapy delivery system for stroke patients that provide accessible, affordable stroke care. User-friendly home therapy robots and a telerehabilitation system are combined to monitor and provide therapy that is accessible for patients in rural and underserved locations. The robotic-based home therapy intervention will produce significantly greater improvement in upper extremity motor function than Usual and Customary Care enhanced with a (non-robotic) home therapy upper extremity rehabilitation program at the end of 8 weeks of home therapy.


The primary purpose of this proposal is to evaluate a combined clinic/home robotic-based stroke therapy delivery and monitoring system in rural and underserved locations that provides accessible, effective and affordable care for stroke survivors with residual limb impairment. The study is a prospective, single-blind, multi-site Randomized Controlled Trial. A total of 96 patients within 12 weeks post-stroke will be enrolled and randomly assigned to one of two groups: robotic based home therapy or a self administered (non-robotic) home therapy program.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment




Hand Mentor (TM) robotic stroke therapy device, Home Therapy Program


Emory University School of Medicine
United States




Kinetic Muscles

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:54-0400

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