Walking Rehabilitation After Spinal Cord Injury: Locomotor Training Using Adaptive Robotics

Technology
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 3 November 2021, updated 839 days ago

About this trial

This trial is recruiting individuals with incomplete spinal cord injuries to test the safety and usefulness of a robotic training device called the hybrid assistive limb (HAL). The main goal is to test safely of the device for walking (locomotor) training, and to see if it can improve walking. The study focuses on repetitive practice and appropriate stepping movements that are believed to activate spinal nerve networks and promote rhythmic motor activity associated with walking. Participants will receive 60 training sessions for 2 hours, 5 training sessions per week, for 12 weeks. With the device attached to the lower body, participants will train both on a treadmill and over ground for 45 minutes. Final walking tests will be done 20 weeks after the start of the study.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 80 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    1 year - 80 years
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    be able to walk 10 feet with or without assistance.
    NOT have Botox injections in lower extremities within last 4 months

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    60 training sessions for 2 hours, 5 sessions per week, for 12 weeks, at the study center in Jacksonville, Florida. The device will be attached to the lower body and the participant will train on a treadmill and over ground for 45 minutes. Final walking tests at the study center, 20 weeks after the start of the study.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Additional benefits

    Arm/hand function

    General health

    Pain

    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
    • 29 Nov 2018
    • Organisation
    • Brooks Rehabilitation
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 29 Nov 2018
    • Organisation
    • Brooks Rehabilitation

    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