Recovery of Upper Limb Function in Persons With Spinal Cord Injury: Lead-In Study

Technology
Arm/hand function
Online since 2 November 2021, updated 696 days ago

About this trial

This is a clinical trial recruiting individuals with incomplete cervical spinal cord injuries to test MyndMove, an electrical stimulation device that uses electrodes on the skin to contract the muscles needed for reaching and grasping movements. The functional electrical stimulation (FES) will target specific muscles used for activities of daily living. Participants will receive 20 one-hour stimulation sessions over a span of 7 weeks. This treatment will be done in addition to conventional therapy. The study will be done with two groups according to time since injury, 10 days up to 6 months, and 6 months and longer. Total duration of study participation, including a follow-up assessment, will be 4 to 5 months. The main goal is to assess changes in the function of arms and hands.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C4 - C7
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≥ 10 days
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C4-C7
    Additionally, participants must
    have had a spinal cord injury for at least 10 days.
    have a neurological injury level in the neck, between C4 and C7.
    ASIA impairment scale (AIS) is one of the following:

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    20 sessions of 1-hour treatments with the MyndMove device, 3 to 5 times per week, over 4 to 7 weeks. The final visit will be at 4-5 months after the start of the study.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    General 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
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 12 Dec 2017
    • Organisation
    • University of British Columbia
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 12 Dec 2017
    • Organisation
    • University of British Columbia

    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