Passive Tactile Stimulation for Stroke Rehabilitation

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT03814889


Stroke can lead to weakness and spasticity in the arm or hand. The purpose of this study is to optimize the design of gentle vibratory stimulation delivered to the hands of individuals with chronic stroke, and explore the effect on range of movement and spasticity.

Official Title

Passive Tactile Stimulation for Stroke Rehabilitation

Stanford Investigator(s)


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Age 18 and older.

   - diagnosis of stroke with upper extremity spasticity or other movement deficits that
   affect strength and range of movement.

   - willing to participate in the vibrotactile stimulation sessions for consecutive days
   and willing to return for follow up visits as needed for the PHASE in progress.

   - able to provide informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Patients with severe contracture that precludes Modified Ashworth Score (MAS) testing.


device: Vibration pattern

device: No vibration

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Kara Flavin, MD