Assessment of a Robotic Exoskeleton for Upper Limb Rehabilitation

Technology
Arm/hand function
Online since 19 April 2023, updated 225 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with incomplete cervical spinal cord injuries to test the effect of a commercial upper limb robotic exoskeleton (Myomo) on arm and hand function. An exoskeleton is an externally worn powered robotic device to assist movement. If included, participants will undergo a 12-week rehabilitation program with three to four 45-minute sessions per week in addition to their usual care and rehabilitation. Final testing of arm and hand function, strength, range of motion, and spasticity will be performed after 12 weeks.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C5 - C8
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    All
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C5-C8
    Additionally, participants must
    Have some preservation of hand sensation
    Have some volitional movement at the shoulder
    Have grade 1-2 elbow flexion/extension strength

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    - 12-week rehabilitation program with three to four 45-minute sessions per week in addition to their usual care and rehabilitation. - Final testing of arm and hand function will be performed after 12 weeks.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    General health

    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 Mar 2023
    • Organisation
    • University of Liverpool
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting soon
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Mar 2023
    • Organisation
    • University of Liverpool

    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