ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02666859
Purpose: The proposed project is to develop an effective prosthetic training and rehabilitation regimen, with the use of virtual reality, to return patients to the highest level of independence and functioning possible. The Computer-assisted Rehabilitation Environment System (Motek Medical, Netherlands) will be used to immerse patients into real-life situations while providing real-time visual feedback of their motion to improve the training and rehabilitation of upper limb prosthetic users.
Study type: Interventional
Study design: Randomized, efficacy study, crossover assignment, open label
Estimated enrollment: 30
Eligibility criteria: Both genders eligible; ages 18 years to 65 years. Patients must have unilateral transhumeral or transradial amputation with the use of a body-powered or myoelectric prosthetic device. Patients cannot have any health aliment that would impair physical function and must not have any injuries or surgeries on the affected limb within the past 90 days. Patients must be able to perform activities of daily living without assistance.
Study start date: January 2016
Estimated study completion date: December 2017
Estimated primary completion date: The final collection date for primary outcome measures will be December 2016.
Primary outcome measures: Joint angle range of motion
Secondary outcome measures: Movement symmetry
Sponsors and collaborators: University of South Florida, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, and Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center
Contact: Ashley Knight, MS, BME, 813-974-9651, email@example.com
Information acquired from: Stephanie L. Carey, University of South Florida, via clinicaltrials.gov
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