Usability of the Adapted Rower for People With Spinal Cord Injury

Rehabilitation
General health
Online since 12 September 2023, updated 167 days ago

About this trial

The goal of this clinical trial is to examine usability of a locally built adaptive rower for people with spinal cord injury using an established and tested design. The main questions it aims to answ...

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    All
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    A single group rolling prospective cohort study with a target of 15 participants will evaluate the initial design prototype using the an existing adaptive rower design. Participants will have one visit to the University of South Carolina Rehabilitation lab. Participants will receive an orientation to the rowing machine and available handle, grip and trunk support options. Training will be provided in proper rowing technique and use of the rate of perceived exertion scale. Participants will be fitted with a heart rate monitoring device and resting heart rate established. Participants will perform two bouts of rowing exercise each with a 2-minute warm up and cool down in addition to the following: (1)10 minutes of steady state rowing with goals to achieve moderate intensity exertion levels, followed by a variable rest period to return exertion and heart rate to initial levels, (2) 10 minutes of interval rowing alternating between one minute of low-moderate intensity and 30 seconds of moderate-vigorous intensity. Participants heart rate will be monitored and recorded throughout the testing period, with rate of perceived exertion at start, midpoint and end of steady state period, and at start, at each interval, and at end in interval period.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    General health

    Additional benefits

    Pain

    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
    • Trial start date
    • 24 Jul 2023
    • Organisation
    • University of South Carolina
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 24 Jul 2023
    • Organisation
    • University of South Carolina

    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