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Feedback is an important element in motor learning during rehabilitation therapy following stroke. The objective of this pilot study was to better understand the effect of position feedback during task-oriented reach training of the upper limb in people with chronic stroke. Five subjects participated in the training for 30 minutes three times a week for 6(More)
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(More)
The majority of stroke survivors have to cope with deficits in arm function, which is often monitored with subjective clinical scales during stroke rehabilitation. The aim of this study is to examine whether robotic outcome measures obtained during circle drawing are suitable to objectively measure upper extremity function of stroke survivors, especially(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effect of different aspects and types of augmented feedback on motor functions and motor activities of the hemiparetic arm after stroke. METHOD Systematic search of the scientific literature was performed in the Pubmed and Cochrane database from 1975 to March 2009. The augmented feedback used in the intervention was classified(More)
The 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. Seven chronic stroke patients received 18 half-hour sessions of gravity(More)
BACKGROUND Individuals who cannot functionally reposition themselves adopt a passive body posture and suffer from physical discomfort in long-term sitting. To regulate body load and to prevent sitting related mobility problems, proper posture control is important. The inability to reposition underlines the importance for seating interventions that control(More)
Robotics is increasingly used in rehabilitation therapy of the hemiparetic arm after stroke. Several studies performed adaptation experiments to gain more insight in the underlying learning processes. In these studies adaptation during reaching movements in different directions is assessed. No information about influence of direction on the amount of(More)
Augmented feedback plays an essential role in stroke rehabilitation therapy. When a force is applied to the arm, an augmented sensory (proprioceptive) cue is provided. The question was to find out if stroke patients can learn reach-and retrieval movements with error-enhanced augmented sensory feedback. The movements were performed over a predefined path,(More)
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