Robot-aided upper limb rehabilitation in the acute phase

Giulio Rosati, Stefano Masiero, Elena Carraro, Paolo Gallina, Marco Ortolani, Aldo Rossi

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The aim of this study was to test whether additional sensorimotor robotic training of the paretie upper limb, started in acute post-stroke phase, enhanced motor recovery and functional outcome. NeReBot is a new cabledriven robotic device, developed at Padova University. Thirty patients with post-stroke hemiparesis received standard multidisciplinary rehabilitation and were randomly assigned either to robotic training within the first week after stroke, or exposed to the robotic device without training (control group). Outcomes were assessed by the same masked raters, with the Fugl-Meyer Assessment (FMA) of upper-extremity function, Medical Research Council score (MRC), Functional Independence Measurement (FIM) and Motor-FIM. The study revealed long term benefits of robotic therapy in persons with stroke-related paretie upper limb.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 Virtual Rehabilitation, IWVR
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2007 Virtual Rehabilitation, IWVR - Venice, Italy
Duration: Sep 27 2007Sep 29 2007


Other2007 Virtual Rehabilitation, IWVR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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