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Feasibility of a serious game system including a tangible object for post stroke upper limb rehabilitation: a pilot randomized clinical study
Pouplin S, Bonnyaud C, Bouchigny S, Megard C, Bertholier L, Goulamhoussen R, Foulon P, Bensmail D, Barbot F, Roche N
Frontiers in Neurology 2023 Jun 9;14:1176071
clinical trial
8/10 [Eligibility criteria: Yes; Random allocation: Yes; Concealed allocation: Yes; Baseline comparability: Yes; Blind subjects: No; Blind therapists: No; Blind assessors: Yes; Adequate follow-up: Yes; Intention-to-treat analysis: Yes; Between-group comparisons: Yes; Point estimates and variability: Yes. Note: Eligibility criteria item does not contribute to total score] *This score has been confirmed*

INTRODUCTION: Serious games can be used to provide intensive rehabilitation through attractive exercises as part of post-stroke rehabilitation. However, currently available commercial and serious games systems primarily train shoulder and elbow movements. These games lack the grasping and displacement components that are essential to improve upper limb function. For this reason, we developed a tabletop device that encompassed a serious game with a tangible object to rehabilitate combined reaching and displacement movements: the Ergotact system. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this pilot study was to assess the feasibility and the short-term effects of a training program using the Ergotact prototype in individuals with chronic stroke. METHODS: Participants were assigned to one of two groups, a serious game training group (Ergotact) or a control training group (Self). RESULTS: Twenty-eight individuals were included. Upper limb function increased after the Ergotact training program, although not statistically significantly, and the program did not induce pain or fatigue, demonstrating its safety. CONCLUSIONS: The Ergotact system for upper limb rehabilitation was well accepted and induced participant satisfaction. It complies with current recommendations for people with stroke to autonomously perform intensive active exercises in a fun context, in addition to conventional rehabilitation sessions with therapists. CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION:, NCT03166020.

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