ECoG Direct Brain Interface for Individuals With Upper Limb Paralysis
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01393444|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 13, 2011
Results First Posted : December 12, 2016
Last Update Posted : December 12, 2016
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Tetraplegia Spinal Cord Injury Brachial Plexus Injury Muscular Dystrophy ALS Brainstem Stroke||Device: Implantation of ECoG sensors on the brain surface||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||6 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Acute Electrocorticography (ECoG) Direct Brain Interface for Individuals With Upper Limb Paralysis|
|Study Start Date :||May 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||April 2015|
Experimental: Direct Brain Interface Users
All participants enrolled in the study will undergo "Implantation of ECoG sensors on the brain surface" to record neural activity. There is no control group. There are no other arms.
Device: Implantation of ECoG sensors on the brain surface
One ECoG sensor will be implanted over the motor cortex of study participants
- Number of Participants Able to Successfully Control of a Variety of External Devices Using Neural Data Recorded With ECoG [ Time Frame: Up to 29 days of device implantation ]Participants will attempt to control devices such as computer cursors, virtual reality environments and assistive devices such as hand orthoses or surface functional electrical stimulators using their brain activity recorded through ECoG.
- Number of Participants Able to Achieve Direct Brain Control of Assistive Devices Using an Electrocorticography (ECoG)-Based Brain-computer Interface System [ Time Frame: Up to 29 days of device implantation ]Participants will be asked to perform, attempt, or imagine performing motor tasks while their brain activity is recorded in order to observe the changes in neural activity during each task.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01393444
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|University of Pittsburgh|
|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213|
|Principal Investigator:||Jennifer L Collinger, PhD||University of Pittsburgh|