This study is investigating wearable technology to measure hand use at home after stroke. Participants will use a wearable camera to record how they are using their hands in selected activities of daily living, in a lab setting and at home. We will develop computer algorithms to automatically analyze hand function from these videos. We will also assess their arm and hand function with existing clinical measures.
We will gather input from the participants on the feasibility of the wearable technology used in this study, on privacy issues, and on their perception of the usefulness of this method. All of this feedback will enable us to refine our methods and successfully translate into practice this novel method to evaluate hand function in the community. In this way, the project will help to gauge the true impact of new neurorehabilitation interventions. All of these points will be made clear to the participants during the initial visit and interview.
At least 6 months post-stroke
No significant upper limb neurological or musculoskeletal conditions other than stroke
No shoulder subluxation or significant pain that interferes with use of the upper limb
Must be able to speak and understand English
Impaired but not completely absent hand function on the affected side
Have a caregiver available to help with equipment (if an individual lives indepedently, a caregiver is not necessary)
This study has been approved by UHN Research Ethics Board (18-5303)
1 hour(s) - 2 hour(s) per session
"If you are interested, please contact by the email or phone number provided in study poster, it's a requirement to confirm in person before attending the study"
Up to $250
550 University Avenue Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X5