BrainGate2: Feasibility Study of an Intracortical Neural Interface System for Persons With Tetraplegia

Technology
Arm/hand function
Online since 29 October 2021, updated 843 days ago

About this trial

This is a clinical study recruiting individuals with incomplete cervical (neck area) spinal cord injuries to test a device (BrainGate2) that may allow control of a computer cursor with thoughts. Participants will receive surgery to place the device into the part of the brain that controls motor function. The electrodes of the device will record brain signals and decode them with a computer. Weekly testing will occur for 13 months. Researchers hope this trial leads to a larger one, also including those with brainstem stroke, muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or other motor nerve disorders.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 75 years
Injury level
C1 - C8
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≤ 75 years
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-C8
    Additionally, participants must
    have limited or no ability to use both hands

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    Surgery to implant the device Weekly testing for 13 months

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    General health

    Mental health

    Good to know: Potential benefits are defined as outcomes that are being measured during and/or after the trial.

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    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 1 May 2009
    • Organisation
    • Massachusetts General Hospital
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 1 May 2009
    • Organisation
    • Massachusetts General Hospital

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

    Learn more