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Training modalities in robot-mediated upper limb rehabilitation in stroke: a framework for classification based on a systematic review

0 Sharon M Nijenhuis Arno HA Stienen Jaap H Buurke Gerdienke B Prange Farshid Amirabdollahian 0 0 Adaptive Systems Research Group, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire , College

Influence of gravity compensation training on synergistic movement patterns of the upper extremity after stroke, a pilot study

BackgroundThe majority of stroke patients have to cope with impaired arm function. Gravity compensation of the arm instantaneously affects abnormal synergistic movement patterns. The goal of the present study is to examine whether gravity compensated training improves unsupported arm function.MethodsSeven chronic stroke patients received 18 half-hour sessions of gravity...

Circle drawing as evaluative movement task in stroke rehabilitation: an explorative study

Background The majority of stroke survivors have to cope with deficits in arm function, which is often measured with subjective clinical scales. The objective of this study is to examine whether circle drawing metrics are suitable objective outcome measures for measuring upper extremity function of stroke survivors. Methods Stroke survivors (n = 16) and healthy subjects (n = 20...

An explorative, cross-sectional study into abnormal muscular coupling during reach in chronic stroke patients

Background In many stroke patients arm function is limited, which can be related to an abnormal coupling between shoulder and elbow joints. The extent to which this can be translated to activities of daily life (ADL), in terms of muscle activation during ADL-like movements, is rather unknown. Therefore, the present study examined the occurrence of abnormal coupling on functional...