for people ages 18-80 (full criteria)
at Irvine, California
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by David Reinkensmeyer



The goal of this study is to determine the effectiveness of interactive feedback from a wearable device that senses hand function, the Manumeter, in improving upper extremity function in a pilot, randomized controlled trial with chronic stroke patients

Official Title

An Interactive, Wearable Device for Measuring and Motivating Hand Use After Stroke


In this randomized controlled trial, the investigators will compare two groups of chronic stroke participants Group 1 of study participants will use the Manumeter with interactive functions to monitor and motivate upper extremity functional activity. Group 2 of study participants will use the Manumeter but receive no feedback and will be given the current standard-of-care, a booklet describing a home exercise program for increasing upper extremity exercise. The investigators hypothesize that study participants who interactively monitor functional activity with the Manumeter will improve their upper extremity function significantly more.


Cerebral Stroke Stroke Manumeter


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18-80

  • 18 to 80 years of age
  • Experienced one or multiple strokes at least six months previously
  • Upper Extremity Fugl-Meyer Score < 60 out of 66
  • Absence of moderate to severe upper limb pain (< 3 on the a 10 point visual-analog pain scale)
  • Ability to understand the instructions to operate the device

You CAN'T join if...

  • 80 years of age and above
  • Implanted pacemaker
  • moderate to severe pain in affected arm
  • severe tone in affected arm as measured on a standard clinical scale
  • language problem that would prevent from properly understanding instructions
  • currently pregnant
  • difficulty in understanding or complying with the instructions given by the experimenter
  • inability to perform the experimental task that will be studied


  • University of California, Irvine
    Irvine California 92697 United States

Lead Scientist at UC Irvine


in progress, not accepting new patients
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