Virtual Reality and Spinal Stimulation to Improve Arm Function

Technology
Arm/hand function
Online since 16 February 2022, updated 736 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with chronic spinal cord injuries to test the feasibility and safety of a home-based upper limb rehabilitation program. If included, participants will undergo simultaneous non-invasive spinal cord stimulation and virtual reality exercises for 25 minutes per session. Shoulder and elbow function will be evaluated.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 70 years
Injury level
C5 - C8
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≥ 1 year
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C5-C8
    Additionally, participants must
    • use a wheelchair as primary mode of mobility (75% of time).

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    • The participant will undergo simultaneous non-invasive spinal cord stimulation and virtual reality exercises for 25 minutes per session (5 min setup and 20 min intervention). • The focus is on shoulder and elbow movements. • Final testing will be performed after 4 weeks.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    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
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Jun 2022
    • Organisation
    • Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Jun 2022
    • Organisation
    • Virginia Commonwealth University

    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