Grasp-Release Assessment of a Networked Neuroprosthesis Device

Technology
Arm/hand function
Online since 7 September 2023, updated 288 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling 13 individuals with chronic cervical spinal cord injuries to test the safety and effect of the Networked Neuroprosthesis Device - Upper Extremity (NNP-UE) on hand and reaching functions. The NNP-UE is a device that applies electrical stimulation through implanted electrodes to nerves in the arm and hand and senses voluntary motion and muscle activity to help the contraction of weakened or paralyzed muscles. If included, participants will undergo surgery for implantation of the device and perform training with the device. Final testing of hand function (e.g., grasping) will be performed 1 year after implantation of the device.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 16 years
Injury level
C1 - C7
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    Time since injury
    ≥ 6 months
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-C7
    Additionally, participants must
    Not have active implantable medical device such as a pacemaker or defibrilator.
    Not be ventilator dependent.

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    Participants will undergo surgery for implantation of the NNP - UE device and perform training with the device.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    General health

    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
    • 23 Feb 2022
    • Organisation
    • MetroHealth Medical Center
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 23 Feb 2022
    • Organisation
    • MetroHealth Medical Center

    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