Leg Stretching Using an Exoskeleton on Demand for People With Spasticity

Rehabilitation
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 26 October 2023, updated 165 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling 10 individuals with chronic spinal cord injuries to test the effect of a wearable lower-limb exoskeleton on leg and walking function. An exoskeleton is an externally worn powered robotic device to assist movement. If included, participants will wear the device during a set of experiments for up to 2 hours including leg stretching, treadmill walking and overground walking to test muscle activity, joint motion, and gait performance. Final feedback on benefits, wearability, and fit will be collected after 24 weeks.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    ≥ 6 months
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    NOT have any other neurological disorders
    have spasticity

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    - Participants will wear a lightweight, wearable exoskeleton during a set of experiments including leg stretching, treadmill walking and overground walking. - The exoskeleton is designed to assist leg motion and stretching under different postures. - A session will take up to 2 hours, including fitting the device, warm-up, and testing procedures. - Final feedback on benefits, wearability, and fit will be collected after 24 weeks.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    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 Oct 2023
    • Organisation
    • VA Office of Research and Development
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting soon
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Oct 2023
    • Organisation
    • VA Office of Research and Development

    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