Exoskeleton Use in Acute Rehab Post Spinal Cord Injury; a Safety and Feasibility Study

Rehabilitation
General health
Online since 18 March 2024, updated 21 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling 11 individuals with spinal cord injuries for less than 6 months (at or below C7) to test the safety and feasibility of using an exoskeleton on cardiovascular function. An exoskeleton is an externally worn powered robotic device to assist movement. If included, participants will undergo 90 min sessions of walking training with the exoskeleton, 2-3 times weekly, for 8 weeks (total of 30 hours). Final testing of blood pressure, heart rate, and walking function will be performed after approximately 2 months.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 15 years
Injury level
C7 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≥ 6 months
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C7-S5

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    - Participants will undergo 90 min sessions of walking training with the exoskeleton, 2-3 times weekly, for 8 weeks (total of 30 hours). - Final testing of blood pressure, heart rate, and walking function will be performed after approximately 2 months.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    General health

    Additional benefits

    Pain

    Skin 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
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Jun 2016
    • Organisation
    • University of Calgary
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Jun 2016
    • Organisation
    • University of Calgary

    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