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Assessment of the Cyberlink Control System for Use by the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Patient

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00718016
Recruitment Status : Terminated (New protocol was developed based on preliminary results from this study.)
First Posted : July 18, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 5, 2013
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The goal of this project is to determine whether this device is a practical and realistic means for ALS patients to operate their computers with only the use of facial, brainwave, and eye movements. This study is intended to evaluate both the complexity of the system and the degree to which complications of ALS (such as severity of involuntary movements) may interfere with the use of cyberlink.

Condition or disease
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Neurodegenerative Disease Motor Neuron Disease

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 1 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Assessment of the Cyberlink Control System for Use by the ALS Patient
Study Start Date : December 2004
Primary Completion Date : April 2009
Study Completion Date : April 2009

Groups and Cohorts

Subjects having either definite or probable ALS by El Escorial Criteria.

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Usability of the Cyberlink System [ Time Frame: 4 1-hr sessions ]
    Reliability and accuracy of the Cyberlink System at the end of the 4th session will be used to assess overall usability of the system

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
ALS clinic patients at MDA/ALS Center of Hope.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Those aged 18-75 diagnosed with probable or definite ALS.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Those with decision impairment will not be considered.
Contacts and Locations

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United States, Pennsylvania
MDA/ALS Center of Hope
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Sponsors and Collaborators
Drexel University College of Medicine
MDA/ALS Center of Hope
Study Director: Terry Heiman-Patterson, MD MDA/ALS Center of Hope
More Information

Responsible Party: Drexel University College of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00718016     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Internal-903
First Posted: July 18, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 5, 2013
Last Verified: March 2013

Keywords provided by Drexel University ( Drexel University College of Medicine ):
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Neurodegenerative Disease
Motor Neuron Disease
Autonomic Nervous System
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Movement Disorders

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Motor Neuron Disease
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Spinal Cord Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
TDP-43 Proteinopathies
Proteostasis Deficiencies
Metabolic Diseases