Smart Physiotherapy Activity Recognition System (SPARS) for Rotator Cuff Injury

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Sunnybrook Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre, Toronto, CanadaRotator Cuff InjurySmart Physiotherapy Activity Recognition System (SPARS) - Device
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial is testing a new way to measure whether patients are doing their prescribed physiotherapy exercises correctly at home, in order to improve recovery after shoulder injuries.

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 5 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Up to 1 year

Up to 1 year
Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS)
The Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) Score
Work status
Up to 12 weeks
Shoulder active range of motion
Strength testing
Up to 3-5 months
Physiotherapy participation (smart watch inertial data)

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

OHIP (funded) Patient Population
1 of 2
Injured Worker Population
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

120 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Smart Physiotherapy Activity Recognition System (SPARS) · No Placebo Group · N/A

Injured Worker Population
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Smart Physiotherapy Activity Recognition System (SPARS) · Intervention Types: Device
OHIP (funded) Patient Population
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Smart Physiotherapy Activity Recognition System (SPARS) · Intervention Types: Device

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

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

Who is running the clinical trial?

Sunnybrook Health Sciences CentreLead Sponsor
607 Previous Clinical Trials
1,468,123 Total Patients Enrolled
Robin RichardsPrincipal InvestigatorSunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 4 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You are able to do exercises at home as instructed by the study.
You have been diagnosed with shoulder injuries such as rotator cuff tendinosis, shoulder impingement syndrome or a rotator cuff tear.
You are 18 years old or older, regardless of gender.
You plan to treat your condition with non-invasive methods.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are participants currently being enrolled for this research endeavor?

"According to the information presented on, this trial is actively looking for participants and was initially posted in May of 2019 with an update made on October 20th 2021." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

What is the current enrolment rate for this trial?

"Affirmative, has documented the active recruitment of patients for this trial which was first posted on May 14th 2019 and revised most recently on October 20th 2021. Currently, 120 participants are needed at one site in particular." - 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.