Neural Stimulation for Hand Grasp in People With Tetraplegia

Technology
Arm/hand function
Online since 13 August 2023, updated 196 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with chronic cervical spinal cord injuries to test the effect of neural stimulation using implanted electrodes in the arm. If included, two electrodes will be implanted above the participant's elbow; this allows stimulation of several muscles via a single electrode. The stimulation targets muscle groups for the opening and closing of the thumb and fingers and possibly improving hand grip. Final testing of arm and hand function will be performed after 29 days.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 65 years
Injury level
C1 - C7
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    Time since injury
    ≥ 6 months
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-C7

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    - two electrodes will be implanted above the participant's elbow. - They will then receive electrical stimulation of nerves in the arm. - Final testing of arm and hand function will be performed after 29 days.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    Mental health

    Pain

    Good to know: Potential benefits are defined as outcomes that are being measured during and/or after the trial.

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    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
    • 10 Oct 2022
    • Organisation
    • Centre Bouffard Vercelli - USSAP
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 10 Oct 2022
    • Organisation
    • Centre Bouffard Vercelli - USSAP

    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