Assessment of the Cyberlink Control System for Use by the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Patient
The goal of this project is to determine whether this device is a practical and realistic means for ALS patients to operate their computers with only the use of facial, brainwave, and eye movements. This study is intended to evaluate both the complexity of the system and the degree to which complications of ALS (such as severity of involuntary movements) may interfere with the use of cyberlink.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Motor Neuron Disease
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Assessment of the Cyberlink Control System for Use by the ALS Patient|
- Usability of the Cyberlink System [ Time Frame: 4 1-hr sessions ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Reliability and accuracy of the Cyberlink System at the end of the 4th session will be used to assess overall usability of the system
|Study Start Date:||December 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Subjects having either definite or probable ALS by El Escorial Criteria.
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|MDA/ALS Center of Hope|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104|
|Study Director:||Terry Heiman-Patterson, MD||MDA/ALS Center of Hope|