Information about the trial

Quadriplegic Patients Needed for Research Study

Patients who are quadriplegic from spinal cord injury, brainstem stroke, muscular dystrophy, or motor neuron disease such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and have no or limited use of their hands are needed for an FDA regulated research study to evaluate a new technology which may allow an individual with quadriplegia to control a computer cursor by thought.  This study is invasive and requires surgery.  You must live within 3 hours of Cleveland, OH to participate.  The study requires a commitment of 13 months.  This study is being conducted by Dr. Benjamin Walter, MD at University Hospitals/Case Medical Center.

If you would like to learn more about this study please visit,, or contact Dr. Walter at (216) 844-8285 or


IRB NUMBER: 04-12-17



CAUTION: Investigational Device. Limited by Federal Law to Investigational Use. The device is being studied under and IDE for the detection and transmission of neural signals from the cortex to externally powered communication systems, environmental control systems, and assistive devices by personas unable to use their hands due to physical impairment. The clinical trial is ongoing; results presented are thus preliminary. The safety and effectiveness of the device have not been established.