Pilot study of a novel robotic platform for gait rehabilitation in children with cerebral palsy

C. Bayon, O. Ramirez, M. Velasco, J. I. Serrano, S. Lerma Lara, I. Martinez-Caballero, E. Rocon*

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    Abstract

    Several robotic platforms were recently developed aimed at improving the locomotion capacity of people with gait impairment. Most of these gait trainers are limited to treadmill training, which is not a motivating condition for children with cerebral palsy (CP). This paper presents a pilot study done with two children with spastic CP, who trained with a new robotic platform called CPWalker during five weeks. This experimental device is a novel over ground prototype for gait rehabilitation with body weight support for children with CP. After rehabilitation training, both patients improved the mean velocity, cadence and step length. Moreover, the comparison between pre and post-kinematics analysis without the robot shows specific developments for each subject depending on the focus of the therapy (mainly trunk or hip flexion-extension).

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2016 6th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2016
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages882-887
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781509032877
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2016
    Event6th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics 2016 - University Town, Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    Duration: 26 Jun 201629 Jun 2016
    Conference number: 6
    http://www.ieee-ras.org/component/rseventspro/event/721-biorob-2016-ieee-international-conference-on-biomedical-robotics-and-biomechatronics

    Conference

    Conference6th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics 2016
    Abbreviated titleBioRob 2016
    CountrySingapore
    CitySingapore
    Period26/06/1629/06/16
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    Bayon, C., Ramirez, O., Velasco, M., Serrano, J. I., Lara, S. L., Martinez-Caballero, I., & Rocon, E. (2016). Pilot study of a novel robotic platform for gait rehabilitation in children with cerebral palsy. In 2016 6th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2016 (pp. 882-887). [7523739] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/BIOROB.2016.7523739