Robotic Gait Training in Spinal Cord Injury

Rehabilitation
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 24 September 2021, updated 872 days ago

About this trial

This is a rehabilitation trial recruiting individuals with incomplete spinal cord injuries to test whether a robotic training device (Lokomat) can improve walking function. Participants will be randomly assigned to two study arms: training for either 30 or 60 minutes, 5 days a week, for 6 weeks in a Lokomat. Walking ability will be tested before and after each training session, and 6 and 12 months after the last training session. Results of the two trial groups will be compared to determine which type of training is more effective.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 16 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≥ 6 months
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    have been injured at least 6 months.
    ASIA impairment scale (AIS) is one of the following:
    AIS C: incomplete; at least some feeling and mostly weak movement below injury level

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    Training with the Lokomat for 30 or 60 minutes each day, 5 days a week, for 6 weeks. Walking ability will be tested before and after some sessions as well as 6 and 12 months after the last training session.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Additional benefits

    Arm/hand function

    General health

    Mental health

    Spasticity

    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
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 1 May 2016
    • Organisation
    • Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitacion
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 1 May 2016
    • Organisation
    • Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitacion

    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