Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.
Regaining adequate hand function for participation is a challenge for many stroke survivors. Eleven participants completed 12 grasp–transport–release training sessions with a user-driven hand robot that provides active assist for finger extension. A mean gain of 2.64 points (p = .03) on the Fugl–Meyer was observed, with most gains on the distal subscale (2.27 points, p < .001). This intervention is a promising adjunct to conventional therapy to promote typical grasp patterns and functional use.
Primary Author and Speaker: Michaela Fraser
Additional Authors and Speakers: Daniel Geller
Contributing Authors: Sangwoo Park, Lynne Weber, Cassie Meeker, Lauri Bishop, Joel Stein, and Matei Ciocarlie