Abstract: Among the various sensorimotor exercise strategies that may
be added to rehabilitation of the post-stroke paralysed upper
limb, robotic-aided therapy seems to represent a novel, realistic
approach that can provide high-intensity, repetitive,
task-specific intervention. We tested whether early
additional sensorimotor training of the upper limb in poststroke
patients, delivered by a robotic device, enhanced
motor recovery and functional outcome.