Men and women with a history of spinal cord injury are asked to participate in a study looking to evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention using mild bouts of lower oxygen, in combination with upper limb training, as a means of improving arm and hand function.
Who Can Participate
History of spinal cord injury between the levels of C2-T1
Classification of ASIA C or D
At least 1 year post injury.
No history of breathing or heart problems.
Not currently participating in another research study.
Not currently taking any antispasticity medications.
If you agree to take part in this research study, we will pay you the following for for your time and effort:
1. $40 for the initial screening visit.
2. $40 for overnight oximetry assessment.
3. $40 for each training session that you complete with intermittent hypoxia and/or training.
If you visit the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab but are not able to complete the session that day, you will be paid $20 for your time and travel expenses. We expect each training session to last no more than 4 hours. However, if the session goes beyond 4 hours or if your total travel cost exceeds the reimbursement provided, you will be paid $10 for each additional hour. 4. $40 for each follow-up assessment session. We expect each session to last no more than 4 hours. If any session goes beyond 4 hours or if your total travel cost exceeds the reimbursement provided, you will be paid $10 for each additional hour. If you travel upwards of 20 miles then you will be provided an additional $20 for the session.