Combining Wearable Robotic Orthosis With Visual and Haptic Feedback to Enhance the Recovery of Upper Extremity Motor Function and ADL in Persons With Acute SCI

Rehabilitation
Arm/hand function
Online since 23 September 2022, updated 521 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with acute incomplete spinal cord injuries to test combining a wearable robotic orthosis (MyoPro) with virtual reality (VR) games and haptic (sense of touch) feedback on arm/hand function. If included, participants will receive 18 sessions of upper limb rehabilitation with either: 1) the MyoPro + VR and haptics; 2) only the MyoPro; 3) only VR and haptics; or 3) without any additional device (conventional therapy only). Final testing will be performed after 10 weeks and will measure range of motion in hands and arms, muscle strength, changes in activities of daily living, and quality of life.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 80 years
Injury level
Level not specified
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≤ 3 months
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    Level not specified
    Additionally, participants must
    Be able to activate the muscles of the upper arm and forearm with enough strength as determined by the therapist.
    Have full passive range of motion of elbow, as determined by study staff
    NOT have excessive spasticity in elbow or wrist jointsas determined by study staff

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    -Participants will either receive 18 sessions of hand or upper extremity rehabilitation using the: - MyoPro wearable robotic orthosis combined with virtual reality video games and haptics - only the MyoPro wearable robotic orthosis - only virtual reality video games and haptics - conventional upper extremity therapy at a rehabilitation facility - Final testing will be performed after 10 weeks.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    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
    • 1 Apr 2021
    • Organisation
    • Kessler Foundation
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Apr 2021
    • Organisation
    • Kessler Foundation

    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