Improving Mobility Via Robotic Exoskeletons in Local Rehabilitation Settings in Singapore

Rehabilitation
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 25 September 2023, updated 236 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with spinal cord injuries to test the effect on walking ability of a robotic exoskeleton, an externally worn powered robotic device to assist movement. The device will be tested in both in and outpatient rehabilitation settings. If included, participants will receive 12 sessions of either: 1) 30 minute robotic exoskeleton training and a 15-30 minute conventional physiotherapy session; or 2) conventional physiotherapy only (for individuals who decline participation in robotic exoskeleton group). This will be followed by individualized physiotherapy sessions 1 to 5 times per week. Final testing of walking ability will be performed after 6 months.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
21 - 90 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    All
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    be able to adequately follow directions for safe use of the exoskeleton
    NOT have severe osteoporsis
    NOT have uncontrolled medical conditions (heart conditions, high blood pressure, etc.)

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    - 12 sessions of either 1) 30 minute robotic exoskeleton training and 15-30 minute conventional physiotherapy session or 2) only conventional physiotherapy. - This will be followed by individualized physiotherapy sessions ranging from 1 to 5 times a week. - Final testing of walking ability will be performed after 6 months.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Additional benefits

    Mental health and psychosocial factors

    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
    • 15 Nov 2018
    • Organisation
    • National University Hospital, Singapore
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 15 Nov 2018
    • Organisation
    • National University Hospital, Singapore

    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