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Feasibility of Home-based Virtual Reality Rehabilitation for the Upper Extremity in Subacute and Chronic Stroke

Regaining upper extremity function is very important for stroke survivors to increase their independence and ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs). Outpatient stroke rehabilitation currently takes place in a therapy clinic, however access can be limited by financial resources and transportation difficulties.

The Feasibility of Home-Based Virtual Reality Rehabilitation for the Upper Extremity in Subacute and Chronic Stroke Study seeks to explore the safety, usability, and efficacy of a home based virtual reality biofeedback system to promote distal upper extremity (wrist and hand) recovery after stroke. The purpose of the study is to assess the feasibility of using a home-based virtual reality system to increase the dose of upper extremity rehabilitation in subacute and chronic stroke patients.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Collaborator: NEOFECT Rehabilitation Solutions

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Device: RAPAEL Smart Glove




Inclusion Criteria:

   - 1) Age 18 and older 2) Diagnosis of stroke at least three months prior to enrollment
   3) Unilateral upper extremity functional deficit after stroke 4) Presence of a score
   of at least 2 points on the medical research council scale for wrist flexion/extension
   or forearm pronation/supination 5) Able to provide informed consent 6) Caregiver who
   is willing to be trained in use of the Smart Glove

Exclusion Criteria:

   - 1) Predisposing psychological disorders which could impede participation 2) Severe
   aphasia resulting in communication difficulties 3) Severe pain impeding upper
   extremity rehabilitation 4) Pre-existing neurological disorder that causes motor
   deficits (i.e. Parkinson's disease)

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Not Recruiting