Effect of a gravity-compensating orthosis on reaching after stroke: evaluation of the Therapy Assistant WREX.

@article{Iwamuro2008EffectOA,
  title={Effect of a gravity-compensating orthosis on reaching after stroke: evaluation of the Therapy Assistant WREX.},
  author={Bridget T Iwamuro and Erik G. Cruz and Lauri L Connelly and Heidi C. Fischer and Derek G. Kamper},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2008},
  volume={89 11},
  pages={2121-8}
}
DESIGN Within-subjects repeated-measures design evaluating reaching with and without the Therapy Assistant Wilmington Robotic Exoskeleton (WREX). SETTING Laboratory. PARTICIPANTS Stroke survivors (N=10) with chronic upper-extremity hemiparesis. INTERVENTIONS Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Arm movement kinematics (Optotrak Certus motion detection system), muscle activity for biceps, triceps, anterior deltoid, and brachioradialis muscles (bipolar surface electromyography… CONTINUE READING
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