ASPIRE™
Clinical Study

A study of an investigational device for upper limb paralysis due to spinal cord injury.

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WHAT IS TRANSCUTANEOUS SPINAL STIMULATION (TSS)?

Transcutaneous spinal stimulation (also called neurostimulation) is a non-invasive medical therapy that doctors are investigating to improve or restore motor

function in patients who are experiencing limited function or paralysis due to a spinal cord injury.

Neurostimulation works by modulating the spinal cord circuitries. To do this, electrodes are externally placed on a patient’s back, and electrical stimulation is delivered via the electrodes by a portable pulse generator (PPG). This system is used to facilitate motor function recovery.

EXASTIM® TSS SYSTEM

The ExaStim® TSS system is an investigational multi-electrode system that offers an alternative to available methods and may help to improve and optimize treatment for patients with spinal cord injury. Like other neurostimulation systems, the ExaStim system consists of three basic parts that are designed to work together to help improve motor function: a portable pulse generator, external electrodes, and a patient programmer.

More than 5 million people in the United States are living with functional paralysis due to various causes including spinal cord injuries.1

ExaStim

Portable Pulse Generator (PPG)

A portable stimulation device that holds the battery and electronics and sends pulses of electricity to the electrodes.

Electrodes

A multi-electrode pad that delivers the pulses from the power source (PPG) to nerves along the spinal cord.

The ASPIRE study has specific rules on who can participate, how many can participate, and what procedures must be followed during the study.

You may be able to participate if you:

Patient Programmer

An Android‡ application used on a provided mobile digital device that allows stimulation programs to be set and saved. Settings are communicated wirelessly through a Bluetooth® connection from the tablet to the PPG stimulation device.

The ASPIRE study has specific rules on who can participate, how many can participate, and what procedures must be followed during the study.

You may be able to participate if you: