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Study for Adults with Spinal Cord Injuries
Protocol: STUDY00007015
Full Title
ExaStim Upper Limb Pivotal Clinical Validation Study
The University at Buffalo (UB) Department of Rehabilitation Science is looking for adults with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) for the nationwide ASPIRE (Assessing non-invasive Spinal Stimulation and PT/OT for motor Improvement Response with ExaStim) clinical study. The goal of this study is to see if a new type of treatment can help people with SCIs to regain arm/hand movement that was lost due to injuries.

Participants will be enrolled in this study for 13 weeks. They will complete a screening and initial evaluation. Then they will be randomly assigned (which happens by chance, like flipping a coin) to one of two groups for an 8-week therapy period: (1) will receive active stimulation via electrodes placed on the back with sticky pads or (2) will have electrodes placed on their backs with sticky pads but no active stimulation. They will also receive physical therapy and occupational therapy which are the normal standard of care. Following this therapy period, they will complete a follow-up visit four weeks later. Participants can earn up to $1600 for completing all parts of the study.
Compensation: Yes
Compensation may include cash, checks, gift cards, debit cards, or incentives like gift baskets, technology items, or merchandise.
At least 22 years old Have had a spinal cord injury (specifically between C2 and T2 in the spine) Have limited ability to use their arms or hands Are able to participate in the study for 13 weeks
Age Group: Adults
Principal Investigator: Hang Jin Jo
Mary Grace Shine
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