Robotic Exoskeleton With Functional Electrical Stimulation in Acute Spinal Cord Injury

Technology
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 4 November 2021, updated 945 days ago

About this trial

This trial is recruiting people with spinal cord injuries to test the effect of a powered robotic exoskeleton (Ekso), in combination with electrical stimulation applied through skin surface electrodes to leg muscles (functional electrical stimulation - FES). Participants will undergo walking training with and without the exoskeleton and FES of key leg muscles. The investigators want to see if using these technologies will affect recovery of sensation and muscle activity below the level of the injury, including the ability to walk.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 70 years
Injury level
C7 - T11
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    3 days - 6 months
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Ischemia

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C7-T11
    Additionally, participants must
    NOT have an implanted device such as a pacemaker
    NOT have a medical issue that precludes full weight bearing and ambulation
    NOT weigh more than 220 lbs.

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    The participant will undergo walking training with and without the Ekso device and FES of the key leg muscles.

    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
    • Active
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Jan 2016
    • Organisation
    • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Active
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Jan 2016
    • Organisation
    • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

    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