Effectiveness of Virtual Gait System Intervention in Motor Function in People With Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury.

Rehabilitation
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 5 November 2021, updated 837 days ago

About this trial

This trial is recruiting individuals with incomplete spinal cord injuries to test the effect of a “virtual gait system” on walking function. Researchers want to see if recovery is improved by activating “mirror neurons” in the brain; one way to do this is to use visual cues that demonstrate the desired activity. Participants will stand in front of a mirror of their upper body with a monitor below that will demonstrate one of 4 activities: 1) a video of a person’s legs moving on a treadmill, combined with specific walking exercises; 2) a video of legs without any movement, combined with specific walking exercises; 3) a video of a person’s legs moving on a treadmill, without any accompanying exercises; 4) a video without any movement displayed, and without any accompanying exercises. Participants will be assessed for walk speed, gait strength, and changes in spasticity or pain.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
16 - 99 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≤ 99 years
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    NOT have other nervous system alterations
    NOT have a vestibular disease

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    The participant will receive one of the 4 interventions: standing in front of a mirror of the upper body and a screen showing a video of a person’s legs moving on a treadmill; this will be combined with specific walking exercises. standing in front of a mirror of the upper body and a screen showing a video without any movement; this will be combined with specific walking exercises. standing in front of a mirror of the upper body and a screen showing a video of a person’s legs moving on a treadmill; this will be without any accompanying exercises. standing in front of a mirror of the upper body and a screen showing a video without any movement displayed; this will be without any accompanying exercises.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Additional benefits

    General health

    Pain

    Sensory function

    Spasticity

    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
    • Active
    • Trial start date
    • 9 Jan 2020
    • Organisation
    • University of Valencia
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Active
    • Trial start date
    • 9 Jan 2020
    • Organisation
    • University of Valencia

    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