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Effect of position feedback during task-oriented upper-limb training after stroke: Five-case pilot study

Birgit I. Molier, MSc, et al.


Figure 1. Virtual representation of movement exercises and corresponding vir-tual tabletop in three-dimensional views. Starting point of task is close to body and in front of trunk. Hand is then moved farther from body in same column. (a) Moving hand (task 1). (b) Moving hand to another field by making curve (task 2). (c) Lifting hand to shelf (task 3).

People who have had a stroke often have difficulties using their arm in daily life. Feedback is an important contributing element to motor learning during rehabilitation therapy. In this pilot study, five subjects performed reach movements during 6 weeks of training. A resistive force provided error feedback when subjects deviated from a predefined movement path. We observed a moderate training effect on arm movement ability. This implies that feedback emphasizing errors during reaching contributes to motor learning during rehabilitation therapy.

Volume 48 Number 9, 2011
   Pages 1109 — 1118


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Molier BI, Prange GB, Krabben T, Stienen AH, Van der Kooij H, Buurke JH, Jannink MJ, Hermens HJ. Effect of position feedback during task-oriented upper-limb training after stroke: Five-case pilot study. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(9):1109-18.
DOI:10.1682/JRRD.2010.07.0128
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