Intelligent Arm Stretching Using a Portable Robot - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Intelligent Arm Stretching Using a Portable Robot


The purpose of this research study is to treat stiff arms by stretching it using a portable robot with intelligent control and to evaluate the changes caused by the spasticity/contracture and changes induced by the stretching in both patients with spasticity and in healthy subjects.

IRB Protocol Number
Principal Investigator(s)
Li-Qun Zhang

Clinical Trial Categories

  • Stroke Research
  • General Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Who Can Participate

Individuals who are:

  • 3 months to 5 years post stroke with hemiparisis on either the right or left side
  • Can sit for 2 hours
  • Able to generate some force by arm muscles on both sides