Investigation on the Cortical Communication (CortiCom) System

Surgery
General health
Online since 23 August 2023, updated 302 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling up to 18 individuals with chronic cervical spinal cord injuries to test the utility of a brain-computer-interface device called Cortical Communication (CotriCom) System. If included, participants will undergo surgery for implantation of electrodes in the brain over areas that are important for speech and arm movement. The study will assess safety of the implants, and will measure how well participants are able to decode neural signals from intended arm movements or intended speech to provide control of software and devices. The study lasts 26 weeks.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
22 - 70 years
Injury level
C1 - C8
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≥ 1 year
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Spinal cord stroke

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-C8
    Additionally, participants must
    NOT have implanted devices incompatible with MRI

    What’s involved

    Type

    Surgery

    Details

    - participants will undergo surgery for implantation of the electrodes in the brain over areas that are important for speech and arm movement.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    General health

    Additional benefits

    Good to know: Potential benefits are defined as outcomes that are being measured during and/or after the trial.

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    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
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 14 Dec 2021
    • Organisation
    • Johns Hopkins University
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 14 Dec 2021
    • Organisation
    • Johns Hopkins University

    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