Date Presented 04/04/19
Approximately 795,000 Americans experience a stroke each year, which leads to a decrease in function. Robotic therapy is being tested as an intervention for upper-extremity rehabilitation in stroke. However, research indicates that there is insufficient evidence to support the effectiveness of robotic therapy over conventional therapy. As OTs consider additional methods of delivering therapy, this review informs them about the effectiveness of robotics.
Primary Author and Speaker: Rochelle Mendonca
Additional Authors and Speakers: Kerry Sheehy, Emily Freedman, Namrata Grampurohit