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Robot-assisted upper-limb therapy in acute rehabilitation setting following stroke: Department of Veterans Affairs multisite clinical trial

Charles G. Burgar, MD, et al.


Figure 2. (a) Unilateral and (b) bimanual modes of training provided by Mirror Image Movement Enabler.

Stroke is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States, with almost 800,000 strokes occurring every year. As veterans age, they are at increased risk for stroke. Increasing demand for and decreasing length of inpatient rehabilitation motivated us to seek better methods for restoring arm function after stroke. In this multisite clinical trial, we used Mirror Image Movement Enabler, a robotic system developed by Department of Veterans Affairs scientists, to assess its use for acute stroke rehabilitation and test the relationship between training intensity and movement recovery. The results add to the knowledge required to best design and use rehabilitation robots.

Volume 48 Number 4, 2011
   Pages 445 — 458


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Burgar CG , Lum PS, Scremin AME, Garber SL, Van der Loos HFM, Kenney D, Shor P. Robot-assisted upper-limb therapy in acute rehabilitation setting following stroke: Department of Veterans Affairs multisite clinical trial. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(4):445-58.
DOI:10.1682/JRRD.2010.04.0062
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