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Interactive Motor Imagery in Virtual Reality

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified November 2017 by University of Zurich
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02149186
First Posted: May 29, 2014
Last Update Posted: November 9, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Zurich
  Purpose
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 Intervention
Spinal Cord Injury Stroke Device: iCTuS-L

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by University of Zurich:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 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


Estimated Enrollment: 72
Study Start Date: October 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Rehabilitation Device: iCTuS-L

  Eligibility

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

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
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02149186


Contacts
Contact: Michael Villiger, PhD michael.villiger@supsi.ch

Locations
Switzerland
Curt, Armin, MD Recruiting
Zurich, Switzerland, 8008
Contact: Armin Curt, Prof., MD    +41 44 386 39 01    armin.curt@balgrist.ch   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Zurich
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Zurich
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02149186     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EK-24 2009/PB_2016-00545
First Submitted: April 24, 2014
First Posted: May 29, 2014
Last Update Posted: November 9, 2017
Last Verified: November 2017

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