Evaluating Neuromuscular Stimulation for Restoring Hand Movements

Technology
Arm/hand function
Online since 4 November 2021, updated 960 days ago

About this trial

This trial is recruiting individuals with complete cervical (neck area) spinal cord injuries affecting finger function to test using an electrical device that stimulates forearm muscles through the skin (transcutaneous). The main goal is to see if this stimulation can improve function of hands and fingers. Participants will receive stimulation of the forearm muscles during up to 4 study sessions a week for up to 8 weeks. Grip strength, finger tip forces, and precision will be assessed. Results will be compared to those of a group of healthy volunteers without physical disabilities.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 65 years
Injury level
C5 - C5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    Time since injury
    1 year - 65 years
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    Yes
    C5-C5
    Additionally, participants must
    NOT have other implanted device, e.g. pacemaker

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    4 study sessions a week up to 8 weeks, with each session lasting up to 4 hours. Final visit after 8 weeks.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    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
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 15 Sep 2017
    • Organisation
    • Northwell Health
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 15 Sep 2017
    • Organisation
    • Northwell Health

    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