Evaluating Wearable Robotic Assistance on Gait

  • End date
    Dec 18, 2024
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Northern Arizona University
Updated on 6 April 2023
spinal cord
Accepts healthy volunteers


The overarching goal of this study is to improve mobility in individuals with movement disorders through advances in wearable assistance (i.e. powered orthoses).

Condition Cerebral Palsy
Treatment powered orthosis
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04119063
SponsorNorthern Arizona University
Last Modified on6 April 2023


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Inclusion Criteria

Age between 5 and 75 years old, inclusive
Either a healthy volunteer or a diagnosis of a neurologically-based walking disorder due to stroke, spinal cord injury, Parkinson's disease, or cerebral palsy
Must be able to understand and follow simple directions based on parent report and clinical observation during the history and physical examination
Able to provide verbal assent, if appropriate. If the participant is non-verbal, parental interpretation of gesticulation for assent will be used
The ability to read and understand English
Able to walk at least 30 feet with or without a walking aid (GMFCS Level I-III for individuals with cerebral palsy)

Exclusion Criteria

• Any neurological, musculoskeletal or cardiorespiratory injury, health condition (
including pregnancy), or diagnosis other than stroke, spinal cord injury, Parkinson's
disease or cerebral palsy that would affect the ability to walk as directed for short
periods of time
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