Evaluation of Vision-Guided Shared Control for Assistive Robotics Manipulators

Technology
Arm/hand function
Online since 5 November 2021, updated 886 days ago

About this trial

This trial is recruiting individuals who use a power wheelchair as their primary means of mobility to test the effectiveness of a wheelchair-mounted robotic arm to complete daily tasks. Once the user moves the assistive robotic manipulator (ARM) device close to an object, the device is able to recognize the object and take over with fine movements to complete the task. Eligible participants will learn and practice complex tasks while using the vision-guided controller, and will complete a number of everyday tasks. Speed and accuracy of movements will be measured.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≥ 0 hours
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    use a power wheelchair as primary means of mobility.
    have difficulties performing everyday tasks (e.g., reaching for water glass, picking up a toothbrush)
    NOT have impaired vision

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    The participant will perform tasks with the help of an ARM (Assistive Robotic Device) device or a joystick (or switch) attached to their powered wheelchair.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    General 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
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 13 Apr 2022
    • Organisation
    • VA Office of Research and Development
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 13 Apr 2022
    • Organisation
    • VA Office of Research and Development

    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