Positive effects of rehabilitation training with the L-EXOS in chronic stroke
Antonio Frisoli*, Edoardo Sotgiu*, Caterina Procopio*,†, Carmelo Chisari†, Bruno Rossi† and Massimo Bergamasco*
PERCRO Laboratory, TECIP, Scuola Superiore
(†) Nerurorehabilitation Unit, Neuroscience Dept., University of Pisa, Italy
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This paper presents the results of the evaluation training performed in a group of chronic stroke patients with L-Exos device. The effects of training were assessed both by means of clinical evaluation in terms of Fugl-Meyer and Modified Ashworth assessment scales, and of functional evaluation, by means of Bimanual Activity Scale. Moreover at each session an automatic assessment of performance was made through the robot, and this was compared with the outcome of functional evaluation. Interestingly we found a significant improvement of both clinical and functional evaluation, and that the automatic assessment performed by the robot in terms of movement smoothness represents a strong predictor of transfer of functional ability to activity of every day life.
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