A multicenter randomized controlled trial on the upper limb robotic rehabilitation in subacute stroke using a set of robotic and sensor-based devices: Feasibility of the InTeReSt study

The FDG Robotic Rehabilitation Group, I. Aprile, M. Germanotta, A. Cruciani, S. Loreti, C. Pecchioli, A. Montesano, S. Galeri, F. Cecchi, M. Diverio, C. Falsini, G. Speranza, E. Langone, L. Padua

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to test the feasibility of a new protocol of upper limb treatment, using a set of four robotic and sensor-based devices in sub-acute stroke patients in a multicenter study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of robotic therapy compared with conventional therapy. Participants are recruited in 8 centers and randomized to either the robotic group or the conventional group. The outcomes were selected according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health domains, to evaluate body function, activities and participation. A total of 247 participants were randomized, 224 of whom received the allocated intervention. Our results demonstrate the feasibility of our rehabilitation protocol in a multicenter clinical trial and in clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiosystems and Biorobotics
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages508-512
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
Volume21
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence

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The FDG Robotic Rehabilitation Group, Aprile, I., Germanotta, M., Cruciani, A., Loreti, S., Pecchioli, C., Montesano, A., Galeri, S., Cecchi, F., Diverio, M., Falsini, C., Speranza, G., Langone, E., & Padua, L. (2019). A multicenter randomized controlled trial on the upper limb robotic rehabilitation in subacute stroke using a set of robotic and sensor-based devices: Feasibility of the InTeReSt study. In Biosystems and Biorobotics (pp. 508-512). (Biosystems and Biorobotics; Vol. 21). Springer International Publishing AG. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01845-0_102