Study into the effects of FES cycling with virtual reality in chronic incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

Aspire CREATe is currently recruiting people with incomplete spinal cord injury for a study to look at the effects of cycling with virtual reality functional electrical stimulation (FES) on lower limb function.

What will I have to do?

5 month total study enrolment time:

  • Baseline (month 1)
    - attend 1 appointment at RNOH prior to intervention start.
  • Intervention (months 1-3)
    - attend 3 sessions/week of training and
    - attend 3 appointments at RNOH (once every 4 weeks).
  • Follow-up (months 4-5)
    - attend 2 appointments at RNOH (once every 4 weeks).
  • Complete a training diary at each session.


Aspire CREATe, Royal National Orthopaedic, Hospital, Brockley Hill, Stanmore, London.

Are you eligible?

• Over 18 years
• Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury above T12
• More than12 months post injury
• Respond to FES
• No deteriorating condition or other comorbidity that would make participation impractical or unsafe.
• Marginal walker defined as able to rise from a chair, stand for 10 seconds and walk more than 10 steps without human help (but may use an aid including parallel bars).

Travel costs up to £40 per session upon submission of valid receipts.

If you would like further details, please contact Dr Lynsey Duffell: [email protected]

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