Treatment of Chronic Stroke With IpsiHand

Recruiting

Phase 1/2 Results N/A

Trial Description

The ultimate goal of this project is to develop a functioning and clinically feasible method for restoring function to motor-impaired stroke survivors. This ultimate goal will be approached through two different means. The first method is to develop a functioning brain-computer interface that operates based on cortical activity ipsilateral to an intended movement on the motor-impaired side of the body. And secondly, to develop new methods of rehabilitation that involve stimulating peripheral muscles based upon cortical activity ipsilateral to intended movements. Finally, the study seeks to assess changes in functional connectivity as a result of using a BCI device.

Detailed Description

This study will be carried out in two phases designed to achieve the objectives described above. The first phase will determine the feasibility of recording ipsilateral (contralesional) motor commands and use the signals to control a computer. This phase will involve recording EEG signals during the performance of real and imagined motor movements of both the impaired and non-impaired hand in stroke survivors. After recording the signals and analyzing the data, the signals will be used to try to control a cursor on a computer screen or a robotic hand. The second phase of the study will determine if the BCI system can be used to impact rehabilitation. Motor commands would be performed as in phase 1 to determine the accompanying EEG signals. The EEG signals would then be used to control stimulation of the impaired limb. Rehabilitation would be assessed by examining changes in commonly used functional motor scores.
The ultimate goal of this project is to develop a functioning and clinically feasible method for restoring function to motor-impaired stroke survivors. This ultimate goal will be approached through two different means. The first method is to develop a functioning brain-computer interface that operates based on cortical activity ipsilateral to an intended movement on the motor-impaired side of the body. And secondly, to develop new methods of rehabilitation that involve stimulating peripheral muscles based upon cortical activity ipsilateral to intended movements. Finally, the study seeks to assess changes in functional connectivity as a result of using a BCI device.

Conditions

Interventions

  • IpsiHand Device Device
    Intervention Desc: Once a participant has completed (3) EEG Signal Screens and (2) separate set of baseline measurements, the IpsiHand BCI Device is provided to participants to use a minimum of (5) out of (7) days a week for a total duration of 12 weeks. Participants are seen bi-weekly throughout the duration of the trial to assess affected upper extremity and assess functional impact. At the completion of 12 weeks of device use, the participants complete a set of measurements to assess function of the affected upper extremity.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Experimental
    Description: IpsiHand is a device which includes a robotic glove that you wear on your hand and a headset that you wear on your head. The headset picks up your thoughts and sends them to the robotic glove, to control opening and closing of your hand.

Trial Design

  • Masking: Open Label
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Endpoint: Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Single Group Assignment

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Action Research Arm Test (ARAT) 12 weeks No
Secondary Canadian Occupational Performance Measure 12 Weeks No

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