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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?

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