Robotic-assisted therapy effective in improving hand function after stroke
Quality-of-life change associated with robotic-assisted therapy to improve hand motor function in patients with subacute stroke: a randomized clinical trialPhys Ther. 2010 Apr;90(4):493-504. Epub 2010 Feb 25.
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21 patients in the 3-9 month period after first stroke were randomized to participate in either a 60 hour therapist supervised repetitive task practice (RTP) therapy or a combination of 30 hour RTP therapy and 30 hour of robotic therapy over a course of 3 weeks. The post-intervention results at 2 months suggest that robotic-assisted therapy provided an effective alternative to deliverance of RTP, ...
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