Effects of Ambulation Training Utilizing an Exoskeleton Robot on Subjects With Spinal Cord Injury

Rehabilitation
Bone health
Online since 3 November 2021, updated 845 days ago

About this trial

This is a trial enrolling individuals with spinal cord injuries to test the effect of walking training when wearing an external powered robotic device (ReWalk exoskeleton). Researchers will measure body composition, bone mineral density, balance, bowel and bladder function, pain, psychological well-being, and quality of life. If included, participants will undergo 40 ReWalk training sessions (3x1-hour sessions per week). An X-Ray to measure the participant’s bone density will be performed before and after the 40 sessions.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
20 - 65 years
Injury level
T4 - L5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    6 months - 65 years
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    T4-L5
    Additionally, participants must
    must be between 160 and 190 cm (5'2-6'3 feet) tall
    weight less than 100 kg (220 pounds)

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    If included, the participant will undergo 40 ReWalk training sessions (3x1-hour sessions per week). An X-Ray examination to measure the participant’s bone density (X-Ray absorptiometry) will be performed before and after the 40 sessions.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Bone health

    Additional benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Bladder health

    Bowel health

    General health

    Mental health

    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
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 23 Nov 2017
    • Organisation
    • China Medical University Hospital
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 23 Nov 2017
    • Organisation
    • China Medical University Hospital

    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