DiSCIoser: Improving Arm Sensorimotor Functions After Spinal Cord Injury Via Brain-Computer Interface Training

Technology
Arm/hand function
Online since 12 March 2024, updated 100 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with subacute (30-90 days) spinal cord injuries to test the effect of a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI)-based intervention on hand function. BCI is a technique using a computer and connected electrodes on the scalp to record brain activity, enabling users to control an external device. If included, participants will receive either: 1) BCI while looking at images of hand movements, in addition to standard physiotherapy, 3 hours/day, 5 days/week; or 2) the same training without BCI. Final testing of hand function will be performed after the training (48h).

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 70 years
Injury level
C1 - T1
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    30 days - 90 days
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-T1
    Additionally, participants must
    be at least 30 days but not more than 90 days after cervical SCI
    NOT have an upper extremity motor score of 40 or greater

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    - participants will receive either 1) BCI while looking at images of hand movements in addition to standard physiotherapy-3 h/day, 5 day/week or 2) the same training without BCI. - Final testing hand function will be performed after the training (48h).

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    Pain

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

    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.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 15 Nov 2022
    • Organisation
    • I.R.C.C.S. Fondazione Santa Lucia
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 15 Nov 2022
    • Organisation
    • I.R.C.C.S. Fondazione Santa Lucia

    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