Non-invasive BCI-controlled Assistive Devices

Technology
Arm/hand function
Online since 13 December 2022, updated 580 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with motor disabilities, including spinal cord injury, stroke, neuromuscular disease, etc., as well as able-bodied participants to evaluate a non-invasive brain-computer interface (BCI). BCI uses a computer connected to electrodes on the scalp to record brain activity and to control an external device. If included, brain activity will be recorded from the participant's scalp, using surface electrodes, while mentally rehearsing arm or hand movements and the computer will either: 1) trigger electrical stimulation of the muscles appropriate to the intended movements; or 2) control the movement of a bar image on a computer screen. Researchers will measure "movement command accuracy" and changes in nerve signal strength following training.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 80 years
Injury level
Level not specified
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    All
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Vertebrae fracture

    Traumatic brain injury

    Non-traumatic

    Ischemia

    Brainstem stroke

    Spinal cord stroke

    Healthy volunteers
    Yes
    Level not specified
    Additionally, participants must
    have normal or corrected vision
    NOT have a concomitant serious illnes (e.g., metabolic disorder)

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    - Brain responses will be recorded from the participant's scalp using surface electrodes and the computer will either 1) trigger electrical stimulation of the arm muscles or 2) control the movement of a bar image on the computer screen.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    General 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
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 16 Jun 2021
    • Organisation
    • University of Texas at Austin
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 16 Jun 2021
    • Organisation
    • University of Texas at Austin

    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