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Sensorimotor control of amputee gait

Recent developments in lower-limb prostheses: To gain full advantage of improved mechanical function are sensorimotor control features necessary?

Specialty
InjuriesEmergencies
Portfolio Eligibility
Automatically eligible
ISRCTN
EudraCT
MREC N° 09/H1302/114
UKCRN ID 8029
WHO ID
Research Summary
Study Type Observational
Design Type Clinical Laboratory Study
Disease(s) Injuries and Emergencies
Phase N/A
Current Status Closed - in follow-up
Closure Date 6/30/2012
Global Sample Size 34
Global Recruitment to Date
100%
Geographical Scope UK Multi-Centre
Lead Country England
Main Inclusion Criteria
Unilateral trans-tibial or trans-femoral amputation, ability to walk short distances and negotiate steps and stairs without the use of a walking aid, and routinely undertakes moderate phyical activity for at least 30 minutes 5 times a week.
Must have completed rehabilitation training more than one year prior to taking part.
For one of the studies, participants must be able to locomote using a self-aligning foot-ankle prosthesis.
Main Exclusion Criteria
Diseases or orthopeadic and/or neurological problems known to affect equilibrium (other than that of the primary cause of the amputation).
Habitual (corrected) visual acuity worse than 0.1 logMAR (Snellen equivalent ~6/7.5) in either eye.
Currently experincing severe residuum (stump) discomfort due to skin or soft-tissue damage or unusual inflamation.
Chief Investigator(s)
Dr John Buckley
Further details, please contact
Dr John Buckley

University of Bradford
University of Bradford
Richmond Road
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD7 1DP
UNITED KINGDOM

Tel: 01274234641
Fax: 01274235570
j.buckley@bradford.ac.uk
Funder(s) Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Sponsor(s)




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