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

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT03559829

Purpose

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.

Official Title

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

Stanford Investigator(s)

Maarten Lansberg, MD, PhD
Maarten Lansberg, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology (Adult Neurology) and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery

Eligibility

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)

Intervention(s):

device: RAPAEL Smart Glove

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305