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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Stroke
and you are
between 35 and 85
years old
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This is a medium phase trial determining
the safety and dosage of the new treatment, as well as its efficacy.
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The purpose

Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States. One of the reasons that it is so disabling is because of upper extremity hemiparesis (weakness in one arm), which is commonly seen after stroke. The objective of this research is to see if a robotic system worn on the weakened arm like a brace is more useful in improving the strength and coordination of the affected arm, and those of other stroke survivors, than therapy only. Muscle weakness and lack of coordination after a stroke have great effects on how severely disabled the arm is and on quality of life after a stroke. In this study, patients may be administered a new robotic brace as part of treatment for their affected arms. If they use this brace, your electromyography (EMG) signals will be used to control the powered arm brace. EMG signals are the small electrical signals that result from the actions of the muscles. The system will "listen" to patients' muscles, using small sensors that sit on top of the skin. The device will give the arm a "power-assist" when patients bend or straighten their elbows. The investigators want to test how easy and effective this system is to use. The investigators hypothesize that people using the robot will be more successful in their rehabilitative efforts - and that their movement will improve more - than people receiving traditional therapy.

Provided treatments

  • Device: Myomo e100 Robot and repetitive task specific training
  • Behavioral: Repetitive task specific training (RTP) targeting the affected arm
  • Device: Myomo e100 neurorobotic brace

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01322997. The sponsor of the trial is University of Cincinnati and it is looking for 30 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Robotic Brace Incorporating EMG for Moderate Affected Arm Impairment After Stroke