Gait Training for Individuals With Paraplegia Using the H-MEX Exoskeleton

Rehabilitation
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 2 January 2024, updated 48 days ago

About this trial

This is a trial to test the feasibility and effect of an externally worn powered robotic device (H-MEX exoskeleton) to assist and improve the walking gait of individuals with spinal cord injury. If included, the participant will undergo gait training with the powered H-MEX, 3 times a week, for 10 weeks. Functional assessments will be performed before, after 5 weeks of training, and after 10 weeks of training. Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), an imaging technique to assess bone mass density, will be performed before and after the training intervention.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    3 days - 6 months
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Ischemia

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    have a spinal cord injury for at least 2 months.
    be able to perform a level transfer.
    have upper body strength to be able to use a walker or crutches.

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    Gait training with the H-MEX powered exoskeleton, 3 times a week, for 10 weeks. Functional walking assessments will be performed before, after 5 weeks of training, and after 10 weeks of training. Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), an imaging technique to assess bone mass density, will be performed before and after the training intervention.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Additional benefits

    Bone health

    General health

    Mental health

    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
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 8 Aug 2019
    • Organisation
    • Hanyang University Seoul Hospital
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 8 Aug 2019
    • Organisation
    • Hanyang University Seoul Hospital

    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