Motor Learning in a Customized Body-Machine Interface

Technology
Arm/hand function
Online since 1 November 2021, updated 847 days ago

About this trial

This trial is recruiting individuals with cervical (neck area) spinal cord injuries to test a device that records and translates available body movements to allow control of other devices such as a computer or an electric wheelchair. The device (a body-machine interface; BMI) is personally mapped to the residual motor function of each trial participant. Wearable sensors are placed on the upper body to detect movements. Participants will be taught to use these movements to steer a joystick to navigate a virtual wheelchair. Such control could allow the upper body movements needed to drive a powered wheelchair. The study will compare two different ways of using the BMI device during 40 training sessions over 8 months.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 65 years
Injury level
C3 - C6
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    Time since injury
    ≥ 0 hours
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C3-C6
    Additionally, participants must
    NOT have tremors or spasms

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    You will participate in 40 sessions spread over 8 months. Your final visit will be at 8 months.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    General health

    Mental health

    Standing/walking/mobility

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

    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.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Feb 2013
    • Organisation
    • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Feb 2013
    • Organisation
    • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

    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