Proximal muscle contraction for Stroke

Human Neuromuscular Physiology Lab, Atlanta, GA
StrokeProximal muscle contraction - Behavioral
18 - 75
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial will develop and test a new way of using motor imagery to help improve movement in muscles that are far from the center of the body, by using a robotic prosthesis. The study will compare how well this new method works compared to other methods that don't involve the prosthesis. The study will be done on both healthy adults and adults who have had a stroke.

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 1 year

1 year
MEP amplitude

Trial Safety

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo Group
All patients enrolled in this trial will receive the new treatment.

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

All participants
1 of 1

Experimental Treatment

22 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Proximal muscle contraction · No Placebo Group · N/A

All participantsExperimental Group · 7 Interventions: Rest, Visual motor imagery (MI), Kinesthetic MI, Robotically augmented practice, Robotic action observation, Robotically augmented practice without MI, Proximal muscle contraction · Intervention Types: Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Completed Phase 1

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 1 year

Who is running the clinical trial?

Georgia Institute of TechnologyLead Sponsor
44 Previous Clinical Trials
4,927 Total Patients Enrolled
3 Trials studying Stroke
42 Patients Enrolled for Stroke
Minoru Shinohara, Ph.D.Principal InvestigatorGeorgia Institute of Technology

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18 - 75 · All Participants · 8 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You are between 18 and 39 years old, regardless of gender.
You are between 21 and 75 years old.
You use your right hand more often than your left hand.
You have had a stroke more than 6 months ago.
You have ongoing weakness on the right side of your body, specifically your right arm.
You have normal brain function.
You are able to understand and follow simple instructions, as tested by a specific assessment.
You have some remaining movement in your arm after having a stroke, as determined by a specific assessment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What criteria must be fulfilled for a person to become enrolled in this trial?

"In order to be considered for this study, participants must have experienced a stroke and should fall in the age range of 18-75. As such, 22 potential subjects are being sought out." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

How many individuals are participating in the research project?

"Affirmative. holds evidence that this clinical trial, first posted on May 11th 2022, is actively enrolling participants at present. A total of 22 individuals are needed to take part in the research from a single site." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Are there still openings for participation in this trial?

"Yes, the page confirms this trial is actively searching for volunteers to participate; it was first posted on May 11th 2022 and last edited on August 22nd 2022. Currently, there are 22 vacancies at one medical site." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Does this clinical trial accept individuals older than sixty years of age?

"This medical study is inviting individuals who are between 18 years old and 75 years young to participate." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer
Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.