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Use of a Vibrotactile Sensory Prosthesis in Patients With Postural Imbalance and Spatial Disorientation

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2005 by Imperial College London.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00146952
First Posted: September 7, 2005
Last Update Posted: November 11, 2016
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Collaborator:
Medical Research Council
Information provided by:
Imperial College London
  Purpose
The investigators propose to explore the hypothesis that vibrotactile channels for indicating spatial orientation can be exploited as a sensory prosthesis. The specific research applications will be used for guiding visual orientation, to provide alternative feedback to vision and vestibular signals for controlling balance, and for directional and lateralisation cueing in patients with neglect syndromes. The programme will study whether vibrotactile feedback improves performance and also if it speeds rehabilitation when used as an adjunct to conventional therapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Vestibular Diseases Peripheral Neuropathies Proprioceptive Disorders Hemispatial Neglect Device: Vibrotactile feedback Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Evaluation of a Vibrotactile Sensory Aid Developed by the US Navy to Combat Pilot Disorientation as a Prosthesis in Patients With Postural Imbalance and Spatial Disorientation

Further study details as provided by Imperial College London:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean time reaction to the perturbation with the feedback

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: January 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2007
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Sensory impairments
  • Unsteadiness

Exclusion Criteria:

  • High strokes
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00146952


Contacts
Contact: Michael A Gresty, Pr 020-8846 ext 7634 m.gresty@imperial.ac.uk
Contact: Francois B Asseman, Dr 020-8383 ext 5525 f.asseman@imperial.ac.uk

Locations
United Kingdom
Charing Cross Hospital Recruiting
London, United Kingdom, W6 8RF
Contact: Michael A Gresty, Pr    020-8846 ext 7634    m.gresty@imperial.ac.uk   
Contact: Francois B Asseman, Dr    020-8383 ext 5525    f.asseman@imperial.ac.uk   
Principal Investigator: Michael A Gresty, Pr         
Sub-Investigator: Francois B Asseman, Dr         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Imperial College London
Medical Research Council
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Michael A Gresty, Pr Imperial College London
Study Director: Adolfo M Bronstein, Pr, MD Imperial College London
Study Director: Christopher Kennard, Pr, MD Imperial College London
Study Director: Masud Husain, Dr Imperial College London
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00146952     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DNMCA-PR1077
First Submitted: September 5, 2005
First Posted: September 7, 2005
Last Update Posted: November 11, 2016
Last Verified: September 2005

Keywords provided by Imperial College London:
Hemineglects

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Perceptual Disorders
Vestibular Diseases
Confusion
Somatosensory Disorders
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Labyrinth Diseases
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Sensation Disorders