Does assist-as-needed upper limb robotic therapy promote participation in repetitive activity-based motor training in sub-acute stroke patients with severe paresis?

@article{Grosmaire2017DoesAU,
  title={Does assist-as-needed upper limb robotic therapy promote participation in repetitive activity-based motor training in sub-acute stroke patients with severe paresis?},
  author={Anne-Ga{\"e}lle Grosmaire and Christophe Duret},
  journal={NeuroRehabilitation},
  year={2017},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={31-39}
}
BACKGROUND Repetitive, active movement-based training promotes brain plasticity and motor recovery after stroke. Robotic therapy provides highly repetitive therapy that reduces motor impairment. However, the effect of assist-as-needed algorithms on patient participation and movement quality is not known. OBJECTIVE To analyze patient participation and motor performance during highly repetitive assist-as-needed upper limb robotic therapy in a retrospective study. METHODS Sixteen patients with… CONTINUE READING