Optimizing BCI-FIT: Brain Computer Interface - Functional Implementation Toolkit

Technology
General health
Online since 5 November 2021, updated 959 days ago

About this trial

This trial is recruiting individuals with severe speech and physical impairments to test a brain-machine system that gathers and processes brain signals (thought) to generate written communication. The study places non-invasive electrodes on the scalp to record brain activity, which is then sent to a computer (Brain Computer Interface - Functional Implementation Toolkit; BCI-FIT). Users learn to use these signals to perform tasks, this case, to produce written communication (typing). Each participant will complete typing tasks in four arms, 1 time/week for 12 weeks. Healthy participants (controls) will be included in two arms. Speed and accuracy of typing will be assessed, as well as comfort and satisfaction with the device.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 75 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
    Yes
    C1-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    be able to read and communicate in English with speech or augmented and alternative communication (AAC) device.
    have severe speech and physical impairment (treatment group)

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    The participant will complete 12 sessions of communication tasks with four different conditions, 1 time /week for 12 weeks.

    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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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 15 Jul 2022
    • Organisation
    • Oregon Health and Science University
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 15 Jul 2022
    • Organisation
    • Oregon Health and Science 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