Exoskeleton and Spinal Cord Stimulation for SCI

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

About this trial

This trial is recruiting individuals with chronic, incomplete spinal cord injuries to test the use of a skin surface electrical device that stimulates the spinal cord during walking training with a powered robotic device (exoskeleton). The main goal is to see if the stimulation improves walking better than using only the exoskeleton. Participants will receive 60 minutes of walking training with the exoskeleton 3 times per week for 28 weeks. One group will have electrodes placed on the skin of the lower back to stimulate the spinal cord during walking training, followed by 15 minutes of overground walking training without the exoskeleton. Another group (control) will receive the exoskelelton walking training but will not get the stimulation.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
21 - 58 years
Injury level
C6 - T10
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    6 years - 58 years
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C6-T10
    Additionally, participants must
    be a wheelchair user and not able to walk.

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    80 training sessions, 3 times per week, for 28 weeks of 1) 60 minutes of walking training with TLS and the exoskeleton followed by 15 minutes of walking training without the exoskeleton or 2) 60-minute walking training with the exoskeleton without TLS (control group).

    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.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 30 Mar 2017
    • Organisation
    • Kessler Foundation
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 30 Mar 2017
    • Organisation
    • Kessler Foundation

    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