powered orthosis for Cerebral Palsy

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Cerebral Palsypowered orthosis - Device
5 - 75
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial looks to improve mobility for those with movement disorders by testing out new powered orthoses.

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

8 Primary · 1 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Through study completion, an average of 8 weeks.

Week 8
Change in 6 minute walk test
Change in energy required to walk
Change in muscle activity profile
Lower extremity joint moments
Lower-extremity joint angles
Muscle activity
The metabolic energy required to walk
Walking speed

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Exoskeleton Assistance
1 of 2
Exoskeleton Resistance
1 of 2

Experimental Treatment

30 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: powered orthosis · No Placebo Group · N/A

Exoskeleton Assistance
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: powered orthosis · Intervention Types: Device
Exoskeleton Resistance
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: powered orthosis · Intervention Types: Device

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: through study completion, an average of 8 weeks.

Who is running the clinical trial?

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)NIH
1,827 Previous Clinical Trials
2,250,108 Total Patients Enrolled
27 Trials studying Cerebral Palsy
8,281 Patients Enrolled for Cerebral Palsy
Northern Arizona UniversityLead Sponsor
25 Previous Clinical Trials
6,589 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Cerebral Palsy
84 Patients Enrolled for Cerebral Palsy

Eligibility Criteria

Age 5 - 75 · All Participants · 6 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Someone with a neurologically-based walking disorder, such as stroke, spinal cord injury, Parkinson's disease, or cerebral palsy.
The patient must be able to understand and follow simple directions, as reported by the parents and observed clinically during the history and physical examination.
The participant can give verbal agreement if they want, or their parents can interpret their hand gestures if they are not able to speak.
Being able to read and understand English is very important.
People aged between 5 and 75 years old are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
Can walk 30 feet or more with or without assistance.