Neural Prostheses and Gait Performance: Model-Based Strategies
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00991406|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 8, 2009
Last Update Posted : December 15, 2016
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.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Hemiplegia||Device: EMS 2000||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||9 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Neural Prostheses and Gait Performance: Model-Based Strategies|
|Study Start Date :||June 2009|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 2016|
Experimental: Arm 1
Case-control study: pre- and post-stimulation (FES).
Device: EMS 2000
Surface stimulation to contract the muscles in the lower extremity
- Walking stability and speed [ Time Frame: Within 3 mos. ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): 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|