Robot-assisted therapy in upper extremity hemiparesis: Overview of an evidence-based approach
JournalFrontiers in Neurology
PublisherFrontiers Media S.A.
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AbstractRobot-mediated therapy is an innovative form of rehabilitation that enables highly repetitive, intensive, adaptive, and quantifiable physical training. It has been increasingly used to restore loss of motor function, mainly in stroke survivors suffering from an upper limb paresis. Multiple studies collated in a growing number of review articles showed the positive effects on motor impairment, less clearly on functional limitations. After describing the current status of robotic therapy after upper limb paresis due to stroke, this overview addresses basic principles related to robotic therapy applied to upper limb paresis. We demonstrate how this innovation is an evidence-based approach in that it meets both the improved clinical and more fundamental knowledge-base about regaining effective motor function after stroke and the need of more objective, flexible and controlled therapeutic paradigms.
Identifier to cite or link to this itemhttps://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85067868341&doi=10.3389%2ffneur.2019.00412&partnerID=40&md5=8a138c0923f05e7b714f2ce0f4617f91; http://hdl.handle.net/10713/10226