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Smart Textile Technology for Scoliosis

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 March 2014 by University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Moai Technologies
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute Identifier:
First received: February 28, 2014
Last updated: March 4, 2014
Last verified: March 2014

The investigators hypothesize that a garment-integrated sensing system will be able to detect with clinical accuracy the position of the spine. The investigator will evaluate this using healthy adult volunteers, who will don sensing garments and assume a series of spinal postures. Concurrent with garment sensing, the participant's spine position will be measured using a motion-capture system that uses reflective markers to detect positions of markers in 3D space.

The motion-capture system provides a gold-standard reference measure to which the sensing garments will be compared. Because the investigators are evaluating the accuracy of the sensing garment, it is only necessary that the investigator test the garments on participants with subtly different body shapes. Healthy adult volunteers provide an adequate input to the sensing signal.

Spinal Deformities

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Smart Textile Technology for Scoliosis: Aim 1

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Further study details as provided by University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Body movement [ Time Frame: Participants will be assessed during a 1-2 hour visit. Visits will be scheduled over a period of approximately one year. ]
    The movement and position of participants' spine will be recorded using a motion capture device and using a prototype sensing garment during the 1-2 hour lab test. (This is the only point at which investigators will interact with participants)

Estimated Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: January 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Healthy adult volunteers will be used, recruited from the university community.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy adults

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Under age 18 or over age 65
  • Any medical condition that impairs movement or makes movement painful or difficult.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02080611

United States, Minnesota
University of Minnesota Not yet recruiting
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Moai Technologies
Principal Investigator: Lynne Dunn, PhD University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute Identifier: NCT02080611     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1402M47947
Study First Received: February 28, 2014
Last Updated: March 4, 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Spinal Curvatures
Spinal Diseases
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases processed this record on May 22, 2017