CPWalker: Robotic platform for gait rehabilitation in patients with Cerebral Palsy

C. Bayon, O. Ramirez, M. D. Del Castillo, J. I. Serrano, R. Raya, J. M. Belda-Lois, R. Poveda, F. Molla, T. Martin, I. Martinez, S. Lerma Lara, E. Rocon*

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Abstract

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a disorder of posture and movement due to an imperfection or lesion in the immature brain. CP is often associated to sensory deficits, cognition impairments, communication and motor disabilities, behaviour issues, seizure disorder, pain and secondary musculoskeletal problems. New strategies are needed to help to promote, maintain, and rehabilitate the functional capacity, and thereby diminish the dedication and assistance required and the economical demands that this condition represents for the patient, the caregivers and the whole society. This paper describes the conceptualization and development of the integrated CPWalker robotic platform to support novel therapies for CP rehabilitation. This platform (Smart Walker + exoskeleton) is controlled by a multimodal interface to establish the interaction of CP children with robot-based therapies. The objective of these therapies is to improve the physical skills of children with CP and similar disorders. CPWalker concept will promote the earlier incorporation of CP patients to the rehabilitation therapy and increase the level of intensity and frequency of the exercises according to the task, which will enable the maintenance of therapeutic methods in daily basis, with the intention to lead to significant improvements in the treatment outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2016
PublisherIEEE
Pages3736-3741
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467380263
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2016 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 16 May 201621 May 2016
https://www.icra2016.org/

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2016
Abbreviated titleICRA
Country/TerritorySweden
CityStockholm
Period16/05/1621/05/16
Internet address

Keywords

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Rehabilitation Robotics
  • Top-Down approach
  • n/a OA procedure

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