Robotic Rehabilitation for Stroke Survivors
Protocol: STUDY00005946
Full Title
Robotic rehabilitation therapy for improving the performance of ADLs of stroke patients
The study is enrolling chronic stroke patients to test a new type of robotic rehabilitation training for daily living tasks. Through the training, researchers expect that stroke patients can improve the movement of their upper limbs. A robotic rehabilitation device called the Spherical Parallel Instrument for Daily Living Emulation (SPINDLE) will be used in this study.

Participants will be in this research study for a maximum of four hours at the AWEAR Laboratory on the University at Buffalo’s North Campus or the Buffalo General Medical Center or UBMD Neurology clinic. They will be asked to wear reflective markers and sensors to measure motion and muscle activation. Participants will perform repetitive activities of daily living tasks (such as drinking water and turning a doorknob) with or without the robotic device. In addition, some participants will be selected for a virtual reality group where they will wear an additional head-mounted device to perform activities of daily living tasks in virtual reality. The task improvement completion time will be recorded by the robot and acceleration sensors attached to the participant.
Compensation: No
-18 years or older
-Chronic stroke patients
-Chronic Stroke refers to the period of recovery that takes place at least six months after the initial stroke event. Stroke patients who requires at least six months to recover are our target participants for this study.
Age Group: Adults
Principal Investigator: Jiyeon Kang
Jiyeon Kang
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