Conference paper Open Access
Immick, Nancy; Ambrosini, Emilia; Augsten, Andreas; Rossini, Mauro; Gasperini, Giulio; Proserpio, Davide; Molteni, Franco; Zajc, Johannes; Ferrante, Simona; Pedrocchi, Alessandra; Krakow, Karsten
This work presents the preliminary results of a
randomized controlled trial aimed at evaluating the efficacy of
a novel hybrid robotic system for arm rehabilitation after
stroke. The system was developed within the European project
RETRAINER and consists of a passive exoskeleton for weight
relief combined with an arm EMG-triggered neuroprosthesis.
Up to now, 39 patients completed the 9-week intervention:
patients in the experimental group achieved a significantly
better effect in the motoric outcome measures with respect to
control subjects receiving only conventional therapy. These
promising results need to be confirmed on a larger sample.
Hybrid Robotic System for Arm Training after stroke.pdf