Virtual Reality Upper Limb Therapy for People With Spinal Cord Injury

Rehabilitation
Arm/hand function
Online since 27 February 2024, updated 141 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling 24 individuals with cervical spinal cord injury to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of virtual reality (VR) games for arm and hand rehabilitation. VR is an immersive computer-generated experience of visual displays that are similar to the real world, accessed by way of head-mounted displays such as smart-glasses. If included, participants will receive 12 weeks of either standard upper limb therapy or both VR assisted and standard upper limb therapy. Final assessment of feasibility and usability will be performed after 12 weeks.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C4 - C8
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    All
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C4-C8
    Additionally, participants must
    MUST be in-patients at the Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit in Glasgow

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    - Participants will receive 12 weeks of either standard upper limb therapy or both visual reality (VR) assisted and standard therapy. VR is a computer generated experience of visual displays that are similar to the real world, through head-mounted displays. - Standard therapy involves hand therapy once per day and physiotherapy twice per day. If included in the VR group, participants will additionally undergo 3 sessions of up to 30 minutes of VR upper limb therapy per week. - Final assessment of feasibility and usability of the VR rehabilitation games will be performed after 12 weeks.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    General health

    Pain

    Sensory function

    Standing/walking/mobility

    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 soon
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Feb 2024
    • Organisation
    • Glasgow Caledonian University
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting soon
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Feb 2024
    • Organisation
    • Glasgow Caledonian University

    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