KAFO Orthoses Versus the ABLE Exoskeleton

Technology
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 5 November 2021, updated 843 days ago

About this trial

This is a study enrolling individuals with spinal cord injury to compare the efficiency of walking using the powered ABLE Exoskeleton versus using a non-powered KAFO type orthoses. The ABLE Exoskeleton is an externally worn, powered, robotic device to assist with standing, walking and sitting down. A KAFO is a brace that provides stability to the knee, ankle and foot. If included in the study, participants will complete 10 90-minute walking training sessions during a 5-week period with either the exoskeleton or the KAFO. After a 2-week rest period, participants will complete another 10 sessions during a 5-week period with the other device.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 70 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≥ 3 days
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    have previous experience walking with KAFO
    have sufficient range of motion for exoskeleton
    NOT have psychological or cognitive issues

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    The participant will complete 10 x 90-minute walking training sessions during a 5-week period with either 1) the ABLE exoskeleton or 2) the KAFO orthoses. After a 2-week rest period, the participant will complete another 10 sessions during a 5-week period with the other device. Testing will be performed after each training period. Final testing will be performed after another 6 weeks.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Additional benefits

    General health

    Mental 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
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 17 Feb 2021
    • Organisation
    • ABLE Human Motion S.L.
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 17 Feb 2021
    • Organisation
    • ABLE Human Motion S.L.

    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