High Intensity Training for Neurological Injury Using Overground Exoskeletons in Inpatient Rehabilitation

Technology
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 4 November 2021, updated 838 days ago

About this trial

This trial is recruiting individuals with incomplete spinal cord injuries to test whether walking with the assistance of an exoskeleton offers enough workload to increase heart rate and to achieve a "high intensity training" effect. An exoskeleton is an externally worn powered robotic device to assist movement. The study will investigate whether exoskeleton-assisted cardiovascular training is associated with better seated balance and walking outcomes, including speed and endurance (measured with 10-meter walk test and six-minute walk test). Participants will receive 7 study visits (1 pre-assessment, 5 walking training sessions with the exoskeleton, 1 follow-up assessment). Final testing will be performed after 12 days.

Included participants

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

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    NOT have uncontrolled spasticity
    NOT be dependent on ventilator support

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    Participating in 5 walking training sessions using the exoskeleton Two additional session for testing of balance, walking, endurance and breathing Baseline assessments before the walking training sessions Follow-up assessments after the walking training sessions

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Additional benefits

    General health

    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
    • 6 Oct 2021
    • Organisation
    • The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 6 Oct 2021
    • Organisation
    • The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

    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