Grasping Rehabilitation With Functional Electrical Stimulation Garment

Technology
Arm/hand function
Online since 4 November 2021, updated 838 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with cervical (neck area) paralysis to test the use of a shirt (GarmentGrasp) embedded with electrodes and wires that stimulate muscles around the hand, elbow and shoulder (functional electrical stimulation; FES). The main goals are to see if it is safe and if it can improve day-to-day activities with improved ability to use the upper limbs. Participants will have 40, 1-hour sessions 3-5 times a week, over 2-3 months, receiving FES therapy with the special shirt. Upper limb movements will be specifically selected for each participant based on functional ability and on progress made during the trial.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 70 years
Injury level
C4 - C7
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    6 months - 70 years
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C4-C7
    Additionally, participants must
    NOT have an implanted device, e.g. pacemaker

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    40, 1-hour sessions, 3-5 times a week, over 2-3 months, where the participant will receive FES therapy with the a customized shirt embedded with electrodes and wires.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    General health

    Mental health

    Standing/walking/mobility

    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
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 2 Oct 2017
    • Organisation
    • Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 2 Oct 2017
    • Organisation
    • Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

    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