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Robot- Assisted Ankle Rehabilitation and Neural Plasticity after Stroke

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Seeking volunteers:
Stroke Survivors
Study type:
Interventional
Eligible age:
18 years or older
Study status:
Recruiting
Time since diagnosis:
at least 6 months since the stroke
Study focus:
robotics, walking, neuroplasticity

Study Purpose

Stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the United States. At any given time, more than six million Americans are living with the effects of a stroke. A.T. Still University (ATSU) and Arizona State University (ASU) faculty are conducting a 14-week research study investigating the impact of a home-based, robot-assisted ankle rehabilitation on brain activity in stroke survivors

Site Location and Contact Information

Location:
A.T. Still University, 5850 E. Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206
Team lead:
James Lynskey, PT, Ph.D
Contact:
Research Team: 480-265-8053, strokeresearch@atsu.edu

Inclusion/Exclusion:

Study participants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Have experienced a stroke at least six months before enrollment 
  • Have ankle weakness when walking.
  • Must be able to walk at least 30 feet with or without an assistive device.

Study participants must not:

  • Have a history of seizures.
  • Be currently receiving physical therapy.
  • Be participating in any other medical research study.
  • Be pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

Additional Information:

Sponsor
A.T. Still University Strategic Research Fund
Collaborators:
Jeff Kleim, PhD, Arizona State University
Start date:
July 1, 2016
Length of Participation:
14 months
Estimated enrollment:
10 participants

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