Safety and Efficacy of State-of-the-Art Exoskeleton Technology to Improve Mobility in Parkinson's Disease

Study First Received, October 08,2020
Lead Sponsor: Virginia Commonwealth University (Funder Type: Other)
Conditions
Parkinson Disease
Interventions
Device: Robotic-assist gait training device
Study Type
Interventional
Status
ongoing, not_recruiting (72 patients)
Study Duration
01/2021 to 05/2022
Overview Outcomes Eligibility Locations Investigators No Results
Overview
Official Title
Safety and Efficacy of State-of-the-Art Exoskeleton Technology to Improve Mobility in Parkinson's Disease

Summary
The purpose of this study is to test the safety and efficacy of using of a portable exoskeleton for walking training in persons with Parkinson's disease that have gait mobility problems and/or postural instability.

Detailed Description
This is a feasibility study to examine a novel application of state-of-the-art robotic-assist gait training to improve mobility in people with Parkinson's disease (PD). The study will investigate the utility of the Keeogo® exoskeleton (a robotic-assist gait training device) for people with PD. The Keeogo® offers advantages of being lightweight and portable (for eventual home use) and is relatively quick to attach and remove. The aims here are to establish the safety of the Keeogo® for gait training in persons with PD and to preliminarily assess the potential efficacy of the Keeogo® for better balance control, gait mobility and fall reduction in persons with PD.

Arms
PD participants Experimental Subjects will participate in a total of 10 walking sessions, twice per week for 5 weeks, while wearing a robotic-assist gait training device. There will also be 3 additional visits for assessments at: baseline (up to 1 prior to treatment), post (1 week after last treatment), and final (4-6 weeks after last treatment).

Funder Type
Other

Lead Sponsor
Virginia Commonwealth University

First Received
2020-10-08

Last Updated
2020-11-05

Start Date
01/2021

Primary Completion
03/2022

Completion Date
05/2022

NCT Identifie
NCT04587193

Contact Information
Gina Blackwell, MPH, 804-921-9990, Gina.Blackwell@vcuhealth.org

Outcomes
Eligibility
Locations
Investigators
No Results