LIFT Home Study of Non-Invasive ARC Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury

Technology
General health
Online since 22 September 2022, updated 573 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with chronic, cervical (neck area) spinal cord injuries to test the effect of a spinal stimulation device on upper extremity function. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a technique for stimulating the spinal cord (either with an implanted electrode placed next to the spinal cord or via surface stimulation) to modify spinal cord function. This study uses surface electrodes attached to the skin at the neck region. Electrical impulses are targeted to enable arm and hand movements. The SCS will be applied in the home setting during a specific treatment program prescribed by the investigators. If included, participants will undergo the attachment of electrodes to the skin surface at the neck region and perform the treatment program at home for 1 month. Final testing will be performed at around 6 months.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
22 - 75 years
Injury level
C2 - C8
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≥ 12 months
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C2-C8
    Additionally, participants must
    have completed the Up-LIFT Study within the prior 12 months
    be indicated for upper extremity training procedures by treating physician, occupational therapist or physical therapist

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    - undergo the attachment of electrodes to the skin surface at the neck region - undergo stimulation with the skin surface electrodes - perform therapy at home for 1 month.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    General health

    Additional benefits

    Arm/hand function

    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
    • 3 Mar 2022
    • Organisation
    • ONWARD Medical, Inc.
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 3 Mar 2022
    • Organisation
    • ONWARD Medical, Inc.

    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