Compare two control methods for a wheelchair-mounted robotic manipulator for Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Spinal Cord Injury/DisorderCompare two control methods for a wheelchair-mounted robotic manipulator - Device
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
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Study Summary

This trial is testing a new way to control a robotic wheelchair arm, using a camera to guide it. Researchers will test upper-limb function, spatial orientation, and visualization ability, then train participants to use the new controller. If participants can complete everyday tasks with the new controller, it will be considered successful.

Eligible Conditions
  • Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

3 Primary · 2 Secondary · Reporting Duration: After participants complete all tasks with each control method during the lab visit (which lasts about three hours for each control method)

After participants complete all tasks using each control method during the lab visit (which lasts about three hours for each control method)
Success rate
After participants complete all tasks with each control method during the lab visit (which lasts about three hours for each control method)
NASA Task Load Index (TLX)
System Usability Scale (SUS)
After participants complete each task using each control method during the lab visit (which lasts about three hours for each control method)
Mode Switching Frequency
Task completion time

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Default control
1 of 2
Vision-guided control
1 of 2

Experimental Treatment

16 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Compare two control methods for a wheelchair-mounted robotic manipulator · No Placebo Group · N/A

Default control
Device
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Compare two control methods for a wheelchair-mounted robotic manipulator · Intervention Types: Device
Vision-guided control
Device
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Compare two control methods for a wheelchair-mounted robotic manipulator · Intervention Types: Device

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: after participants complete all tasks with each control method during the lab visit (which lasts about three hours for each control method)

Who is running the clinical trial?

VA Office of Research and DevelopmentLead Sponsor
1,485 Previous Clinical Trials
2,742,203 Total Patients Enrolled
Dan Ding, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System University Drive Division, Pittsburgh, PA

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 3 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
People who are 18 years of age or older are allowed to vote.
Most people who use wheelchairs as their primary means of mobility use power wheelchairs.
You have self reported difficulties in performing everyday manipulation tasks.