RESTORE: WeaRablEs for Stroke FuncTiOn in the NatuRal Environment


One of the most frequent consequences of a stroke is arm and hand motor impairment. In fact, more than 60% of stroke survivors have motor impairments on one side of the body, which may limit participation in everyday activities and quality of life. To date, only few studies look at what influences motor recovery, apart from capacity.

This study aims to better understand what influences how stroke survivors choose to use the more affected arm and hand in everyday activities, such as confidence in using the arm or positive social interactions.

We are looking for stroke survivors with difficulties moving their arm or hand.  

Keywords: stroke; rehabilitation; arm; health technology

Study Sites

1540 Alcazar St 90089

  • Men & Women
Age icon
18 +

Eligibility criteria: 

We are looking for stroke survivors who are not currently receiving rehabilitation. 

If you are interested to participate in this study, please contact Marika Demers by email ( 


What's involved?

Study length
  • The study will involve 2 experiments: 1 in-lab experiment and 1 experiment at home lasting 3 weeks.

Number of visits
  • 3

  • Clinical assessments (mental and physical fitness)

  • Arm behavior monitoring through activity trackers

  • Daily surveys

  • Compensation is available for successful completion of study visits.

Medical cost coverage
  • Study-related tests and procedures are covered.

Why participate?

Your participation can help inform stroke rehabilitation and develop more effective rehabilitation techniques.


Must have

  • Unilateral stroke
  • Aged more than 18 years old
  • Read and communicate in English

Can't have

  • Currently receiving rehabilitation services

About This Study

This study involves a new way to measure arm and hand use during everyday activities at home and in the community. Arm and hand behavior will be monitored from activity monitors (i.e. sensors) wore at the wrists with daily surveys delivered on your smartphone. This study will help us better understand how stroke survivors choose to use their more affected arm and hand or not to do daily activities.

Study Team

Principal Investigator
Carolee Joyce Winstein, BA, BS, MS, PhD

For questions about this study, contact:

  • Dr. Marika Demers
  • 1540 Alcazar St., Los Angeles (CA), 90089
  • 323 442-1196

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