Effectiveness of Robot-assisted Upper-limb Exercise in Cervical SCI

Technology
Arm/hand function
Online since 15 January 2024, updated 46 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling 30 individuals with cervical spinal cord injury to test if the addition of robot-assisted upper-limb exercise on arm and hand function to standard rehabilitation improves function compared to standard rehabilitation. If included, participants will receive either: a) standard occupational therapy five times a week for 90 minutes; or b) standard occupational therapy in addition to two types of robot-assisted exercises: five sessions for fingers and hand, and five sessions for general upper extremity movement. Final testing of upper-limb function will be performed after 3 weeks.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C1 - C8
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    All
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-C8
    Additionally, participants must
    Able to move unloaded upper limbs

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    - Participants will receive either standard occupational therapy five times per week (90 minutes) or the same standard occupational therapy in addition to five sessions each of two types of robot-assisted exercises (30 minutes) . - The latter are exercises for fingers and hand using Amadeo, a specialized device, and arm exercises using Armeo Spring, an exoskeleton. - An exoskeleton is an externally worn powered robotic device to assist movement. - Final testing of arm and hand function will be performed after 3 weeks.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    General health

    Standing/walking/mobility

    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
    • 1 Sep 2023
    • Organisation
    • University Rehabilitation Institute, Republic of Slovenia
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Sep 2023
    • Organisation
    • University Rehabilitation Institute, Republic of Slovenia

    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