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Human development as a species has been strongly associated with the ability to dexterously manipulate objects and tools. Unfortunately, current therapy efforts typically fail to restore fine manual control after stroke. The goal of this study is to evaluate a new intervention that would combine targeted electrical stimulation of selected nerves with use a soft, pneumatically actuated hand exoskeleton to enhance repetitive practice of independent movements of the fingers and thumb in order to improve rehabilitation of hand function after stroke. The investigators will recruit stroke survivors in the subacute phase of recovery (2-9 months post-stroke). These participants will be involved in a 5-week intervention involving 15 training sessions. During these sessions, participants will train independent movement of the digits of the paretic hand. Evaluation of motor control of the paretic hand will occur prior to initiation of training, at the midpoint of the training period, after completion of training, and one month later.

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NCT number NCT05621980
Study type Interventional
Source North Carolina State University
Contact Derek G Kamper, PhD
Phone 7735201233
Status Recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date September 5, 2023
Completion date August 2026

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