BoMI for Muscle Control

Technology
Arm/hand function
Online since 5 November 2021, updated 984 days ago

About this trial

This is a study enrolling individuals with cervical (neck area) spinal cord injuries to test a technology (body-machine interface; BoMI) that detects muscle activity and translates it into control signals for assistive devices and computer systems. The study focus is on the recovery of muscle control by combining motion and muscle activity signals in the operation of the BoMI. Surface EMG (electromyography) signals derived from multiple muscles in the upper body (e.g. deltoid, pectoralis, trapezius, triceps, etc.) will be integrated with motion signals to generate control signals for external devices. The study targets specific muscles used during the practice of games and other functional tasks. If selected for the trial, participants will wear sensors, interact with the assistive device, and complete movement tasks mainly targeting arm and hand function. Final testing will be performed after 1 week.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
16 - 65 years
Injury level
C3 - C6
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    Time since injury
    ≤ 65 years
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    Yes
    C3-C6
    Additionally, participants must
    NOT have spasms or significant involuntary movements
    be able to sit for at least one hour
    Not have implanted device, e.g. pacemaker

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    Wear sensors, interact with the assistive device and complete movement tasks Follow-up assessments 1 week after the first visit

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    General health

    Mechanism of action

    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
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 20 Jan 2020
    • Organisation
    • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 20 Jan 2020
    • 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