publication . Other literature type . Conference object . Article . 2018

Hybrid robotic system combining passive exoskeleton and functional electrical stimulation for upper limb stroke rehabilitation: Preliminary results of the retrainer multi-center randomized controlled trial

Franco Molteni; Alessandra Pedrocchi; Emilia Ambrosini; Walter Baccinelli; Mauro Rossini; Maria Bulgheroni; N. Immick; Johannes Zajc; Davide Proserpio; Simona Ferrante; ...
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2018
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Introduction/Background Stroke is the main cause of acquired adult disability with major impact on arm function. The combined use of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) and robotic technologies is strongly advocated to improve rehabilitation outcomes after stroke. We present the preliminary data of a multi-center Randomized Controlled Trial aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of this system with respect to conventional therapy for sub-acute stroke upper limb rehabilitation. Material and method The RETRAINER system consists of a lightweight and non-cumbersome passive arm exoskeleton for weight relief, a current-controlled stimulator with 2 channels of stimu...
Subjects
free text keywords: Rehabilitation, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Physical medicine and rehabilitation, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Upper limb, medicine.anatomical_structure, Randomized controlled trial, law.invention, law, medicine.medical_treatment, business.industry, business, Stroke, medicine.disease, Exoskeleton, Functional electrical stimulation, Robotic systems, Combined use
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EC| RETRAINER
Project
RETRAINER
REaching and grasping Training based on Robotic hybrid AssIstance for Neurological patients: End users Real life evaluation
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 644721
  • Funding stream: H2020 | IA
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