The Efficacy and Safety of a New Power Exoskeleton Robot for Improving Walking Ability in Spinal Cord Injury Patients

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

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with spinal cord injuries to test the safety and feasibility of an externally worn powered robotic exoskeleton (FREE Walk) to assist movement. Participants will perform gait (walking) training sessions consisting of standing-up, sitting-down, stepping forward, and walking longer distances. Participants will learn how to independently use the exoskeleton to perform functional activities. Exoskeleton training will be provided at 20 or more one-hour sessions 2 to 5 times a week. Participants will receive a post-training evaluation, including timed up-and-go test, 10-meter walk test, and 6-minute walk test.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 70 years
Injury level
C7 - L5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    3 months - 70 years
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C7-L5
    Additionally, participants must
    have a body height between 150-190cm (4’11’’ – 6’ 3’’).
    have body weight less than 100kg (220 lbs.)
    NOT be able to walk without assistive device

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    Initial evaluation: (1) medical history, (2) bone density, (3) joint range of motion (4) strength, (5) muscle tone. Gait training for at least 20 sessions (1 hr/session, 2-5 sessions/week). Post-training evaluation including the main locomotor readouts.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    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
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 30 Aug 2017
    • Organisation
    • Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 30 Aug 2017
    • Organisation
    • Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan

    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