Virtual Reality Prosthetic Training and Rehabilitation 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,

Information acquired from: Stephanie L. Carey, University of South Florida, via

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