PURO - PUlmonary Rehabilitation With O-RAGT Platform

Technology
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 23 August 2023, updated 237 days ago

About this trial

The trial is enrolling individuals with spinal cord injury or other neurological diseases, with moderate to severe walking impairment, to test the effect of wearing a powered external robot device (exoskeleton) on metabolic consumption, heart rate and breathing effort, and fatiguability, compared to conventional walking training. If included, all participants will be trained under three experimental conditions: 1) without exoskeleton; 2) with exoskeleton; and 3) with exoskeleton and walker. Under each condition, participants will sit, stand, walk comfortably with various levels of assistance, walk fast, and complete a sit-to-stand test. Measurements will include a four-minute walking test, a one-minute sit to stand test, metabolic and cardiovascular measurements, and a questionnaire assessment of perceived exertion and user satisfaction. Final assessment with be made at 48 hours after training.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 90 years
Injury level
T2 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    All
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Vertebrae fracture

    Traumatic brain injury

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    T2-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    Able to use a walker.

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    - all participants will perform various walking and sit-to-stand tests under 3 experimental conditions: 1) without exoskeleton, 2) with exoskeleton and 3) with exoskeleton and walker.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Additional benefits

    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
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 23 Dec 2022
    • Organisation
    • Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 23 Dec 2022
    • Organisation
    • Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus

    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