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Standing, Stepping and Voluntary Movement Spinal Cord Epidural Stimulation

2019-10-17 11:03:45 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study will determine the level of functional gain, below the injury for voluntary control of movements, and recovery standing and stepping function as a result of activation of spinal circuits with scES in humans with severe paralysis. Training will consist of practicing stepping, standing and voluntary movements in the presence of specific scES configurations designed specific for stepping (Step-scES), specific for standing (Stand-scES) and for the voluntary movements of the legs and trunk (Vol-scES). Ability to step, stand, move voluntarily, as well as cardiovascular, respiratory, bladder, bowel and sexual function will be assessed in these individuals with chronic severe spinal cord injury.

Study Design

Conditions

Spinal Cord Injuries

Intervention

Standing and Stepping, Standing, Stepping and Voluntary Movement with spinal cord Epidural Stimulation

Location

University of Louisville
Louisville
Kentucky
United States
40202

Status

Recruiting

Source

University of Louisville

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-17T11:03:45-0400

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