Improve Dynamic Lateral Balance of Humans With SCI

Technology
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 3 November 2021, updated 927 days ago

About this trial

This trial is recruiting individuals with incomplete spinal cord injuries to test a skin-surface device that electrically stimulates the spinal cord. The device (transcutaneous spinal Direct Current Stimulation - tsDCS) will be combined with robotic pelvis perturbation training to overcome unexpected movements applied to the pelvis. The goal is to help improve balance and walking ability. There will be three groups: Participants will receive training three times a week for 6 weeks with either pelvis perturbation training with tsDCS; pelvis perturbation training without tsDCS; or treadmill walking training alone. Walking and balance testing will occur 8 weeks after training.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 65 years
Injury level
C4 - T10
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≥ 0 hours
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C4-T10

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    Training 3 times a week for 6 weeks (for every group). Walking and balance test 8 weeks after the last training session.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Additional benefits

    General health

    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 Nov 2018
    • Organisation
    • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Nov 2018
    • 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