Stroke Rehabilitation Research

Lower Extremity Robotic Rehabilitation – Anklebot in sub acute CVA

Anklebot in subacute CVA

This study was led by Larry Forrester, PhD and run by Amanda Krywonis

34 inpatients assigned to Anklebot or passive stretching

Anklebot training – targeted movements

Results:

  • Both groups walked faster
  • Robot group improved more in symmetry
  • Longer nonparetic step lengths
  • Paretic ankle control improved greater than stretching

This study was funded by a Veterans Administration grant, performed at UM Rehab, and published in 2014