Passive Tactile Stimulation for Stroke Rehabilitation

Trial ID or NCT#



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Stroke can lead to weakness and spasticity in the arm or hand. The purpose of this study is to optimize the design of gentle vibratory stimulation delivered to the hands of individuals with chronic stroke, and explore the effect on range of movement and spasticity.

Official Title

Passive Tactile Stimulation for Stroke Rehabilitation

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. - Age 18 and older. - diagnosis of stroke with upper extremity spasticity or other movement deficits that affect strength and range of movement. - willing to participate in the vibrotactile stimulation sessions for consecutive days and willing to return for follow up visits as needed for the PHASE in progress. - able to provide informed consent.
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. - Patients with severe contracture that precludes Modified Ashworth Score (MAS) testing.


Allison Okamura

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Kara Flavin, MD