Reciprocating Gait Orthoses for Paraplegia Patients (UPGO)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02227407|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2014 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : August 28, 2014
Last Update Posted : August 28, 2014
Ambulation would bring many physiological and psychological benefits and getting up and walking has been a dream for paraplegia patients.The reciprocating gait orthoses (RGOs) for paraplegics particularly draws research attentions because it mimics human gait pattern.But, the high energy consumption and low walking speeds caused the frequent abandonment or the low utilization of the reciprocating gait orthoses.To improve the design reducing the energy expenditure, it requires biomechanical analysis of the pathological gait such that the gait deviations and energy consuming mechanisms can be identified and remedial means can be implemented.
The investigators hypotheses will include that there would exist an energy saving mechanism of human reciprocating locomotion based on the principle of conservation of mechanical energy.Secondly, kinematic and kinetic gait determinants could be derived from the energy saving mechanism. Finally, the control of knee joint coordinating with the hip joint movements would facilitate the gait progression and further reduce the energy consumption.
The objective of this clinical trial is to evaluate the gait of paraplegic patients with reciprocating gait orthoses and to support the investigators research in biomechanical analysis, design and control of reciprocating gait orthoses for paraplegia patients. An experiment to study the pathological gait of paraplegia patients with an existing reciprocating gait orthosis will be carried out.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Myelomeningocele Spinal Cord Injury Spinal Muscular Atrophy||Device: RGOs(reciprocating gait orthoses)||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||8 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Official Title:||NSC Assistive Technology Research: Reciprocating Gait Orthoses for Paraplegia Patients|
|Study Start Date :||August 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2015|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||January 2016|
Experimental: Energy expenditure, gait pattern, RGOs
using motion capture system and forceplates to monitor gait pattern while wearing reciprocating gait orthoses to calculate the mechanical energy cost
Device: RGOs(reciprocating gait orthoses)
using additional apparatus combined with Hip-Knee-Ankle-Foot orthoses (HKAFO) to help paraplegia patients to present reciprocating gait pattern
Other Name: other name:HKAFO(Hip-Knee-Ankle-Foot orthoses)
- the difference of joint kinetic data in able-bodied subjects and RGO users [ Time Frame: baseline, 30 minutes after fitting of the RGOs ]joint force, joint moment and joint power during gait
- the difference of gait parameter in able-bodied subjects and RGO users [ Time Frame: baseline, 30 minutes after fitting of the RGOs ]stride length, gait cycle period, gait speed
- the difference of joint kinematic data in able-bodies subjects and RGO users [ Time Frame: baseline, 30 minutes after fitting of the RGOs ]joint angle, joint excursion, joint angular velocity and acceleration
- the difference of energy flow in able-bodied subjects and RGO users [ Time Frame: baseline, 30 minutes after fitting of the RGOs ]measurement of the joint and segmental mechanical energy transfer during gait while using orthoses
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|Contact: Liang-Wey Chang, Ph.Demail@example.com|
|Contact: Sheng-Ming Huang, Master||+886-2-3365-3368 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center||Recruiting|
|Contact: Liang-Wey Chang, P.h.D. +886-2-3366-3298 email@example.com|
|Contact: Sheng-Ming Huang, master +886-910-947-955 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Liang-Wey Chang, P.h.D.|
|Principal Investigator:||Liang-Wey Chang, Ph.D.||Rehabilitation Engineering Lab,NTU|