Force Feedback Joystick in Upper Limb Rehabilitation Following Stroke
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00758147|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2008 by Rabin Medical Center.
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
First Posted : September 23, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 23, 2008
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Stroke||Device: Exercise with force feedback joystick||Not Applicable|
Upper limb paresis or plegia following stroke remains a significant cause of impairment and disability. Regaining function requires learning through repetitive movements and activities of daily living(ADLs).
The aim of the study in this application is to test the usability of the system in specialized rehabilitation hospital settings. In this first stage of development, after developing and testing the system together with expert physiotherapists, we will examine the system for usability (is it "user friendly"), comfort level, and therapeutic efficacy.
The system consists of an ordinary PC computer, specially written software, and a commercially available force feedback joystick. (Force feedback joysticks, are usually used for gaming; they contain miniature motors that allow the joystick to either help or resist the movements of the person using it). Patients who are unable to grasp the joystick will use a specially built arm rest that is attached to an ordinary office chair without wheels. Patients rest their forearm on the arm rest and thus can manipulate the joystick by means of movement of the shoulder and elbow joints instead of by movements of the wrist, since wrist movements are often difficult for brain damaged individuals.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||30 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Crossover Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Assessment of Force Feedback Joystick in Upper Limb Rehabilitation Following Stroke|
|Study Start Date :||November 2008|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||November 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 2010|
Device: Exercise with force feedback joystick
- Fugl Meyer impairment scale [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
- Wolf Motor Function Test [ Time Frame: One month ]
- Satisfaction survey about the use of the joystick [ Time Frame: 1 Month ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00758147
|Beit Rivka Geriatric Hospital||Not yet recruiting|
|Petach Tikva, Israel, 49245|
|Contact: Shai Brill, M.D. 972-3-9373811 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Riki Brown, MSc 972-3-9373974 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Shai Brill, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Shai Brill, M.D.||Beit Rivka Geriatric Hospital|
|Study Director:||Heidi Sugarman, PhD||Ono Academic College|