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Hand dexterity rehabilitation using selective functional electrical stimulation in a person with stroke
  1. Aitor Martín-Odriozola,
  2. Cristina Rodríguez-de-Pablo and
  3. Haritz Zabaleta-Rekondo
  1. Fesia Technology SL, Donostia, Basque Country, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Aitor Martín-Odriozola; amartin{at}


We report a 69 year old who suffered a cardioembolic ischaemic stroke on 23 September 2019, which resulted in a left hemiplegia with motor impairment in upper and lower extremities that made impossible for her to use the affected arm in daily living activities. The person commenced her comprehensive physiotherapy programme based on functional electrical stimulation (FES) in Fesia Clinic rehabilitation centre in October 2020. A multifield technology-based FES device was used, which allowed to train different selective movements in isolation and combined with mirror therapy, achieving excellent functional outcomes.

  • stroke
  • physiotherapy (rehabilitation)
  • rehabilitation medicine
  • disability
  • neurology

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  • Contributors The corresponding author of this manuscript is AM-O. Contribution of the authors is mentioned below with their responsibility in the research. AM-O is a physiotherapist, and CR-d-P and HZ-R are advanced engineers specialised in neurorehabilitation. All authors have been involved in planning, conducting and reporting of this case study. AM-O and CR-d-P have been involved in the interpretation of data. AM-O was involved in writing up and discussion of the case report. All authors have made a substantial contribution to the conception and design of the case report and the acquisition of the report. Drafting and review of critically important and intellectual content of the manuscript were completed and submitted by all. The manuscript has not been previously published and is not under consideration elsewhere.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests The authors are employed at Fesia Technology, San Sebastián, Spain, from which they receive financial compensation.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.