Musical Sonification of Arm Movements in Stroke Rehabilitation Yields Limited Benefits

par Auteur Nikou Nikmaram, Daniel S. Scholz, Michael Großbach, Simone B. Schmidt, Jakob Spogis, Paolo Belardinelli, Florian Müller-Dahlhaus, Jörg Remy, Ulf Ziemann, Jens D. Rollnik et Eckart Altenmüller
Neurologic music therapy in rehabilitation of stroke patients has been shown to be a promising supplement to the often strenuous conventional rehabilitation strategies. The aim of this study was threefold: (i) replicate results from a previous study with a sample from one clinic (henceforth called Site 1; N = 12) using an already established recording system, and (ii) conceptually replicate previous findings with a less costly hand-tracking system in Site 2 (N = 30), and (iii) compare both sub-studies’ outcomes to estimate the efficiency of neurologic music therapy.