Neural Prostheses and Gait Performance: Model-Based Strategies
The purpose of this research is to find the optimal patterns of functional electrical stimulation (FES) of muscles in the lower legs that will improve walking ability in those who have had a stroke and at the same time ensure walking stability. FES involves applying small electric currents to the nerves, which cause the muscles to contract.
FES research projects vary from simple investigations of the therapeutic effects of exercise on muscle function and skin health, to more complex studies of functional movements such as standing or walking.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Neural Prostheses and Gait Performance: Model-Based Strategies|
- Walking stability and speed [ Time Frame: Within 3 mos. ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2016|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Arm 1
Case-control study: pre- and post-stimulation (FES).
Device: EMS 2000
Surface stimulation to contract the muscles in the lower extremity
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00991406
|United States, Ohio|
|Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH|
|Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106|
|Principal Investigator:||Elizabeth C Hardin van den Bogert, PhD MS||Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH|