Foundational Ingredients of Robotic Gait Training for People With Spinal Cord Injury During Inpatient Therapy

Rehabilitation
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 19 March 2024, updated 20 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling 128 individuals with spinal cord injury to test the effect of robotic gait training (RGT) with an exoskeleton on walking ability. An exoskeleton is an externally worn powered robotic device to assist movement. If included, participants will undergo 90 minutes each week of either 1) RGT or 2) usual care gait training including body weight-supported treadmill training and conventional overground walking. Participants will also be asked to wear a watch measuring their heart rate and to count the number of steps. Final testing will be performed one week before discharge.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 70 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    AIS-E
    Time since injury
    ≤ 6 months
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Ischemia

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    Not have moderate or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    - participants will undergo 90 minutes each week of either 1) RGT with an exoskeleton or 2) usual care gait training including body weight-supported treadmill training and conventional overground walking. - participants will also be asked to wear a watch measuring their heart rate and to count the number of steps. - final testing will be performed one week before discharge.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Additional benefits

    Arm/hand function

    General health

    Mental health

    Pain

    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
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 12 Apr 2021
    • Organisation
    • Baylor Research Institute
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 12 Apr 2021
    • Organisation
    • Baylor Research Institute

    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