Trial - RESTORE
Contact information for trial coordinators and research leaders is available here: http://canadianstroke.ca/sites/default/files/inline-files/CanStroke.pdf
RESTORE (Robot Enhanced Stroke Therapy Optimizes Rehabilitation) trial, led by Dr. Sean Dukelow at the University of Calgary/Hotchkiss Brain Institute, is a CIHR-funded study that compares two intensities of robotic therapy for rehabilitation.
RESTORE compares the response of early robotic rehabilitation (starting ~5 days post-stroke) vs. later robotic rehabilitation (starting ~25 days post-stroke) and one hour/day vs. two hours/day on upper extremity motor outcomes.
The trial is running at Foothills Medical Centre, Vernon Fanning Centre, UHN/TRI and at Queen’s University. It will soon be rolled out at UHN/TRI and Queen’s. The robot used will be the Kinarm. Participants will complete several different robotic tasks that were designed specifically for the trial. The pilot trial is published here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33478563/