- •Experiences of rehabilitation technology using mixed methods have been rarely explored in people with multiple sclerosis.
- •Robot-mediated upper limb therapy resulted in positive experiences on upper limb impairments for people with multiple sclerosis.
- •Expectations of participants were rather low at baseline but increased with observed functional benefits.
- •Long-term rehabilitation programs involving rehabilitation technology should be considered for people with multiple sclerosis.
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☆This work was supported by Interreg (INTERREG IVA-VLANED-1.58: “I-TRAVLE” project).