Function after strokes through intensive training 2 – smarts 2
SMARTS 2 is a randomised, blind, multi-centric study that investigates the effect of intensive robot therapy on the arm after a stroke.
A stroke often leads to limitations in arm movement that does not fully return for many patients. Intensive training is important for complete regeneration. The robot therapy represents a promising opportunity for patients after a stroke. However, it is unclear whether the robot therapy is superior to standard neurorehabilitation.
Our research question here is as follows: Can arm movement be improved by patients receiving robot therapy after a stroke rather than a standard therapy?