The Use of Modern Technologies in Neurorehabilitation

Rehabilitation
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 16 August 2023, updated 244 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with spinal cord injuries and other neurological diseases to test the effect of rehabilitation training with modern technologies on upper and lower limb function. The technologies include: 1) mechanical vibration using a Vibramoov device; 2) gait training using an Ekso GT exoskeleton; 3) gait training using a RoboGait stationary robot; 4) gait training with a ZEBRIS treadmill; and 5) upper limb function training using a PABLO device. If included, participants will be assigned to one of the five active rehabilitation programs or a control group (physiotherapy only). The rehabilitation programs will be performed for 4 weeks, 4 times a week, 50 minutes a day. All participants will undergo conventional physiotherapy 5 times a week, with 50 minutes a day of individual therapy and 50 minutes a day of standing upright. Assessments will include static and dynamic balance, ability to grasp objects from different body orientations, trunk movement, muscle strength and function, and quality of life.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 75 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    All
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    NOT have bone density t-score of less than -2.5

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    Participants will be assigned to the control group (conventional therapy only) or one of the five active rehabilitation programs: 1) mechanical vibration using the Vibramoov device, 2) gait training using the Ekso GT exoskeleton, 3) gait training with the use of a RoboGait stationary robot, 4) gait training with the use of the ZEBRIS treadmill, and 5) upper limb function training with the use of the PABLO device. Rehabilitation programs will be performed for 4 weeks, 4 times a week, 50 minutes a day. All participants will undergo conventional physiotherapy sessions performed 5 times a week, consisting of 50 minutes a day of individual physiotherapy and 50 minutes a day of standing upright.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Additional benefits

    Arm/hand function

    General health

    Mental health and psychosocial factors

    Spasticity

    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 soon
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Nov 2022
    • Organisation
    • University of Rzeszow
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting soon
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Nov 2022
    • Organisation
    • University of Rzeszow

    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