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abstract

  • Aim. Several studies have described the contribution of robotics technology in providing effective treatment options for improving upper-extremity functions in patients with hemiparesis following stroke. The aim of this study was to conduct a preliminary assessment of patient acceptance of an upper extremity robot, the Reo™ Therapy System (Motorika Ltd., Israel), developed specifically for neuromuscular training of upper extremities for use in rehabilitation centers and outpatient clinics. Methods. Ten in-patient sub-acute stroke patients aged 30-60 years participated in the study. They received 15 sessions of forty five minutes training with the Reo™ Therapy System, in addition to traditional occupational and physical therapy. A feedback questionnaire of the patients' satisfaction, the Fugl-Meyer test and the Manual Function Test (MFT) were used as outcome measures. Results. Patient …

publication date

  • December 1, 2008