EMPOWER Early Feasibility Study: Non-invasive BCI to Control a Wheelchair for People With Paralysis

Technology
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 19 March 2024, updated 93 days ago

About this trial

This feasibility trial is enrolling 6 individuals with cervical spinal cord injury or severe neuromuscular conditions (paralysis from stroke, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) to test the safety and feasibility of a non-invasive EEG headset for wheelchair control. EEG is a technique that measures electrical brain activity at the scalp. If included, participants will train to operate their wheelchairs using brain signals decoded from the Neuralis headset device. Final testing to assess safety, feasibility, and efficacy will be performed after 1 month.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
21 - 75 years
Injury level
C1 - T1
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    All
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-T1
    Additionally, participants must
    NOT have history of seizures or epilepsy

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    - Participants will operate their wheelchairs using the Neuralis device. - The Neuralis device is a non-invasive EEG headset for wheelchair control. EEG is a technique that measures electrical brain activity. - Final testing to assess safety and feasibility will be performed after 1 month.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Additional benefits

    General health

    Mental health and psychosocial factors

    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 Nov 2024
    • Organisation
    • Synaptrix Labs Inc.
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting soon
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Nov 2024
    • Organisation
    • Synaptrix Labs Inc.

    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