Upper Limb Table 21 NESS H200 (formerly Handmaster-NMS-1)

Author Year
PEDro Score
Research Design
Total Sample Size



Alon & McBride 2003
Pre Post


Population: Gender: males=7; Level of injury: C5-C6; Time since injury=6 months.
Treatment: Subjects practiced with the neuroprothesis daily to regain grasp, hold, and release ability and to restore selected functions of 1 of the 2 paralyzed hands. Subjects were observed 2 to 3 times weekly for 3 weeks.
Outcome Measures: Hand function was evaluated by a series of upper limb measures: 3 ADL tasks, 3 hand impairment measures, 2 grasp and release tests.

  1. All were 100% successful in using the handmaster in the studied ADL and grasp (hold and release) tasks.
  2. Improvements were noted in strength (.57±98N to 16.5±4.4N, finger linear motion (0.0cm to 8.4±3.2cm) and Fugi-Meyer scores (p<0.05).

Snoek et al. 2000
Pre Post
NInitial=10; NFinal=4

Population: Age=20-65 yr; Gender: males=8, females=2; Level of injury: C4 to C6; Classification: 3-Cu n=3, 1-O n=5, 2-O n=1, 0-O n=1; Fitted hand: Right n=6, Left n=4.
Treatment: Training for use of Handmaster.
Outcome Measures: Not specified.

  1. 6 people left the study for various reasons (>50%). Over all the 4 remaining were able to perform several tasks with the Handmaster that they were not able to without it ( e.g.: 3/4 were able to put the splint on independently).

Note: ADL= Activities of Daily Living