Robotic Assessment of Lower Extremity Motor Learning
The investigators hypothesize that the motor learning processes observed in the lower extremity will be similar to those seen in upper arm experiments. Furthermore, the investigators hypothesize that lower extremity motor learning can be quantified with an adapted model of the force-field adaption paradigm (FFAP) introduced by Shadmehr et al. for studying motor learning in the upper extremities.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
|Official Title:||Robotic Assessment of Lower Extremity|
- Rate of subject motor adaptation [ Time Frame: 4 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]rate subject motor adaptation
|Study Start Date:||February 2010|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Lokomat session
The subject is put on the Lokomat and the program will vary between free walking and perturbed walking.
The subject is put into the Lokomat and the program will vary between free walking and perturbed walking.
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|United States, Massachusetts|
|Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02129|
|Principal Investigator:||Paolo Bonato, PhD||Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital|