Study to improve arm function after chronic stroke - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Study to improve arm function after chronic stroke


We are conducting a study investigating the use of myoelectric-computer interfaces to reduce arm muscle co-contraction in individuals with impaired arm movement from a stroke.  This study could potentially lead to improved arm function for those with chronic arm impairments from co-contraction.

IRB Protocol Number
Principal Investigator(s)
Marc Slutzky

Clinical Trial Categories

  • Brain Injury Research
  • Stroke Research


  • Provided
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Marc Slutzky at 312-503-4653
Who Can Participate
  1. Be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Subjects with impaired arm use from a stroke at least 6 months prior.  
  3. No impairment in vision (with glasses), memory, language or concentration.  
  4. Able to come to the laboratory 3 days a week for 6 weeks