Myosuit in Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

Rehabilitation
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 25 September 2023, updated 205 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with chronic incomplete spinal cord injuries (C1-S5 AIS C or D; > 6 months post-injury) to test the effect of using the Myosuit on walking ability in the home and community setting. The Myosuit is a soft, lightweight robotic suit which provides assistance for standing, walking, climbing stairs and sit-to-stand transitions. If included, participants will perform 5 one-hour training sessions at the study center either 1) with the Myosuit, or 2) conventional therapy without the Myosuit. Then participants will perform a 6-week training session at home, continuing either 1) with the Myosuit or 2) without the Myosuit, based on their initial allocation. Participants in the conventional training program will then also receive the Myosuit intervention. All participants will receive a Myosuit for home use at the end of the study. Final testing of walking ability will be performed after 23 weeks.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≥ 6 months
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    Be able to stand up from a chair without leaning more than 45 degrees to either side
    Walk independently without assistance from another person (assistive devices allowed)
    NOT have other neurological disease

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    - 5 one-hour training sessions either 1) with the Myosuit or 2) conventional therapy without the Myosuit, at the study center. - Afterwards, a 6-week training session at home either 1) with the Myosuit or 2) without the Myosuit, depending on which group there are allocated to at the start. After the conventional training program the control group will receive the Myosuit intervention. - Final testing of walking ability will be performed after 23 weeks.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    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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    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
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 3 Oct 2022
    • Organisation
    • Sint Maartenskliniek
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 3 Oct 2022
    • Organisation
    • Sint Maartenskliniek

    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