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Robotic Walking Research Study
From: Reinhart, Shelly [CORP] On Behalf Of VCH Research Institute
Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 10:19 AM
Subject: Research Study in People with Stroke: Robotic Walking

Purpose of this study:
· We are investigating changes in muscle activity and leg movement in response to walking in the Lokomat robotic gait device in individuals who have had a stroke

Who can participate?
· Had a stroke at least 6 months ago that resulted in one side of the body being weaker than the other
· Able to walk with or without assistance (e.g hand held walking aid)
· Are in stable medical condition
· Have no muscle pain or bone disease (e.g osteoporosis)

What is involved?
· An assessment of walking function followed by walking in the Lokomat robotic gait device. We will also measure your muscle activity and movement of your legs using non-invasive measures.

When does this study take place?
· This study is currently open for recruitment

Where does this study take place/location?
· This study takes place at the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, 818 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Principal Investigator:

Dr Tania Lam, BSc(PT), Phd
Assistant Professor
CIHR New Investigator
School of Human Kinetics, UBC
International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD)
818 West 10th Ave
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 1M9
tel: (604) 675-8807
email: tania.lam@ubc.ca

Contact Information:

Adina Houldin,
Research Assistant
Human Locomotion Lab
School of Human Kinetics/ICORD, UBC
tel: (604)675-8852
email: walkUBC@gmail.com

This recruiting service, provided by the VCH Research Institute, saves study coordinators thousands of dollars and helps VCH remain an effective clinical trials site. The effectiveness of these emails has been measured and validated by clinical trial coordinators as a very important and effective way of reaching potential study participants. We try to list the subject line in such a way that it can be easily deleted by those who are not interested. Thank you.
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Total comments: 1
1 jimy_w45  
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I had my stroke in 1997. I use a cane or walker to assist me. I would be interested in trying the robotic walking device. My left affected side; my foot drags or doesn't lift up the way my right foot does [automatically] when walking. I know everyone that is related to me say that I have to "use it or lose it".

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