Multi-functional Neuroprosthetic System for Restoration of Motor Function in Spinal Cord Injury

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 study the implantation of a network of electrodes (i.e. Networked Neuroprosthetic System; NNPS) to restore hand, reach and trunk functions. The NNPS applies electrical stimulation to select muscles, customized to the individual, in order to improve multiple movement parameters. The NNPS system is an improvement over a previous system that could only affect one function at a time (e.g. hand function or trunk stability only). Participants will undergo the NNPS implantation surgery to optimize functional improvement specific to each user. Post-implantation training will be provided for specific activities of daily living.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 17 years
Injury level
C4 - C8
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≥ 6 months
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C4-C8
    Additionally, participants must
    able to move the muscles that bend the elbow.
    have no another implanted electrical device (e.g. pacemaker or ventilator).

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    Surgery to implant the NNPS device and training for the movements that are possible for the participant. The final visit will be at 3 months post-surgery. Investigators have not yet provided information on the number or duration of therapy sessions.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    General 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
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Dec 2014
    • Organisation
    • MetroHealth Medical Center
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Dec 2014
    • Organisation
    • MetroHealth Medical Center

    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