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Treatment of Chronic Stroke With AMES + EMG Biofeedback

2014-08-27 03:13:59 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine if individuals who had a stroke more than one year before entering the study and who remain unable to open their affected hand are better able to sense and move their affected arm after 10-15 weeks of treatment with a new robotic therapy device (the AMES device) and EMG biofeedback.

Description

Over the last 20 years, the discovery of cortical plasticity in the adult human brain has led to the development of new therapies to rehabilitate stroke survivors whose recovery of motor function has stalled with conventional therapeutic methodology. However, the efficacy of these new therapies appears to be limited to relatively high-functioning chronic stroke patients. A therapeutic approach that may be efficacious in restoring functional movement to low-functioning chronic stroke patients is "AMES," which stands for Assisted Movement with Enhanced Sensation. Despite the efficacy of AMES in restoring movement to low-functioning hemiparetic stroke patients, those with plegia at a joint tend not to recover movement in the plegic direction with AMES treatment or with other rehabilitation therapies. The objective of this study is to determine if AMES treatment in combination with biofeedback can be helpful in restoring functional movement to plegic stroke patients.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Stroke

Intervention

AMES Therapy (assisted movement and enhanced sensation)

Location

Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta
Georgia
United States
30322

Status

Recruiting

Source

AMES Technology

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:59-0400

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