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Interactive Motor Imagery in Virtual Reality

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Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : May 29, 2014
Last Update Posted : July 10, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Zurich

Brief Summary:
This project will build and test the first rehabilitation system employing virtual reality (VR)-based observation, motor imagery and execution to treat lower-limb neuropathic pain and motor dysfunction in participants with an incomplete spinal cord injury or another neurological disorder, eg. stroke: iCTuS-L (Interactive Computer-based Therapy System for legs). Patients using the system will control virtual representations of their legs to engage in entertaining gaming interactions.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Spinal Cord Injury Stroke Device: iCTuS-L Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 72 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Study Start Date : October 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2018

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Rehabilitation Device: iCTuS-L

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Sensorimotor Assessment [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]
    Questionnaire assessing distinct pain qualities associated with neuropathic pain, structured pain interview, questionnaire for assessing patients diagnosed as depressed and detects depression among the normal population, transcutaneous electrical stimulation of superficial nerves, information about the motor level of the lesion, the sensory levels of the lesion (light touch and pin prick), questionnaire assessing activities of daily life and independence in subjects with spinal cord lesion, walking aids and/or personal assistance, examining gait speed, transcranial magnetic stimulation

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 80 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age between 16 and 80
  • clinically incomplete spinal cord injury (time since injury: chronic > 1 year; acute < 3 months)
  • ASI C or D
  • neuropathic pain and/or motor deficits
  • diagnosed neurological disorder, eg. stroke

Exclusion Criteria:

  • any disease limiting training
  • epilepsy
  • major depression or psychosis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02149186

Contact: Michael Villiger, PhD

Curt, Armin, MD Recruiting
Zurich, Switzerland, 8008
Contact: Armin Curt, Prof., MD    +41 44 386 39 01   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Zurich

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: University of Zurich Identifier: NCT02149186     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EK-24 2009/PB_2016-00545
First Posted: May 29, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 10, 2018
Last Verified: July 2018

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal Cord Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Trauma, Nervous System
Wounds and Injuries