It is possible to differentiate motor learning from recovery using kinematic metrics during ArmeoSpring training. At least two processes are involved in performance improvements measured during ArmeoSpring training post-stroke. The fast process is consistent with learning to use the exoskeleton (motor learning), while the slow process reflects the reduction in upper extremity impairment (recovery). The slow process – but not the fast process – strongly correlates with the improvements in the Upper Extremity Fugl-Meyer score.
Link to original publication:
Schweighofer et al. (2018). Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 15:89 .