Researchers at the University of Melbourne and Austin Health are seeking volunteers to be involved in a study investigating the effects of non-invasive (transcutaneous) spinal cord electrical stimulation on the recovery of arm and hand function.
Volunteers with quadriplegia below the C4 level are being sought. They will need to attend the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre, Monday to Friday for a period of 4 weeks, to receive spinal cord stimulation plus intensive therapy for their arms and hands.
The study might be a good fit for you if:
- You have tetraplegia below C4 as a result of traumatic spinal cord injury
- The time since your injury is 3-6 months, or 12 months or more
- You are aged between 18 and 60 years
- You do not have any other neurological condition or injury
- You do not have any implanted device (e.g. pacemaker).
The research as funded by an MRFF grant and is led by Prof Mary Galea in collaboration with Prof Reggie Edgerton.
Those interested in participating in this exciting opportunity should get in touch with Dr Maya Panisset at the Royal Melbourne Hospital: [email protected]