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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