The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of the EMG-driven exoskeleton hand robotic training device on upper extremity motor and physiological function, daily functions, quality of life and self-efficacy in brain injury patients.
Full Title of Study: “The Effects of the EMG-driven Exoskeleton Hand Robotic Training Device on Upper Extremity Motor and Physiological Function, Daily Functions, Quality of Life and Self-efficacy in Brain Injury Patients”
- Study Type: Interventional
- Study Design
- Allocation: Randomized
- Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
- Primary Purpose: Treatment
- Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
- Study Primary Completion Date: November 1, 2018
In the Robot-assisted group, participants receive training including passive movement, active movement, and game practices.
Let’s see the operation of the robot system by video. First, the passive movement. Patients could perform a movement of full hand, or thumb/second/middle finger together.
Second, the active movement. There were three types of active movement, including full hand grasp/ release/ or grasp and release together.
The researcher chose two out of three of the movements. Third, the game mode. There were several games to practice the active movement, including only distal part/ or distal plus proximal part together.
In the Conventional group, participants receive conventional occupational therapy.
The intervention was conducted 1.5 hour a day, 3 days a week for consecutive 4 weeks.
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