Grasping Rehabilitation Using Motor Imagery With or With no Neurofeedback After Tetraplegia

Technology
Arm/hand function
Online since 4 November 2021, updated 694 days ago

About this trial

This trial is recruiting individuals with C6 and C7 spinal cord injuries to see if imagining a movement helps accomplish the movement better. The study is designed to demonstrate motor imaging training on hand and wrist function. Brain activity will be measured (non-invasively) with an electroencephalography (EEG) neurofeedback device and displayed on a screen. This shows how activity changes when participants imagine the movement. The trial will look at whether thinking about moving the wrist, while seeing brain activity change accordingly, will subsequently help hand and wrist movement. If selected for the trial, participants will do exercises for 45 minutes, 3 times/week for 5 weeks. Participants will either imagine the movement with the EEG feedback device, imagine the movement without the device, or will do an imagination that is not movement-related. Grasping function and performance will be measured.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 55 years
Injury level
C6 - C7
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    Time since injury
    6 months - 55 years
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C6-C7
    Additionally, participants must
    have complete finger flexor paralysis restricting grasping capabilities
    NOT have other implanted device, e.g. pacemaker

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    Training sessions over 5 weeks. Three 45-minute sessions per week. The final visit will be up to 19 weeks after the beginning.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    General health

    Mental 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
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 29 Mar 2018
    • Organisation
    • Hospices Civils de Lyon
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 29 Mar 2018
    • Organisation
    • Hospices Civils de Lyon

    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