Robot Assisted Upper Limb Neuro-Rehabilitation

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Department of Veterans Affairs
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00011583
First received: February 22, 2001
Last updated: March 10, 2008
Last verified: March 2008

February 22, 2001
March 10, 2008
January 2000
December 2003   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Fugl-Meyer score [ Time Frame: end of training, 6-month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Robot Assisted Upper Limb Neuro-Rehabilitation
Robot Assisted Upper Limb Neuro-Rehabilitation

Our long term objectives are to understand the mechanisms of motor impairment following neurologic injury and to develop interventions to improve motor recovery. A series of complementary, overlapping clinical trials and development activities will validate and optimize the use of robot-assisted upper limb therapy for neuro rehabilitation.

We have developed a robotic system that assists or resists elbow and shoulder movements in three dimensional space. In addition to unilateral exercise modes, a novel bimanual mode enables hemiparetic subjects to practice mirror image upper limb exercises.

Randomized controlled clinical trial of the Mirror Image Movement Enabler (MIME) robotic device for shoulder and elbow neurorehabilitation in subacute stroke patients. MIME incorporates a PUMA 560 robot that applies forces to the paretic limb during unilateral and bilateral movements in three dimensions. Robot-assisted treatment (bilateral, unilateral, and combined bilateral and unilateral) was compared with conventional therapy.

Interventional
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Acute Stroke
  • Device: Robot-assisted therapy
    1 hour/day of mechanically-assisted upper limb therapy
  • Device: Traditional therapy
    1 hour/day of upper limb therapy that includes exposure to, but no manipulation by the robot
  • Experimental: 1
    1 hour/day of mechanically-assisted upper limb therapy
    Intervention: Device: Robot-assisted therapy
  • Active Comparator: 2
    1 hour/day of upper limb therapy that includes exposure to, but no manipulation by the robot
    Intervention: Device: Traditional therapy
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Completed
60
December 2003
December 2003   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

Stroke patients

Exclusion Criteria:

Unable to follow instructions; medically unstable.

Both
18 Years and older
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00011583
B2156
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Burgar, Charles - Principal Investigator, Department of Veterans Affairs
Department of Veterans Affairs
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Principal Investigator: Charles Burgar, MD Central Texas Veterans Health Care System
Department of Veterans Affairs
March 2008

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