Cerebral palsy

Self-feeding kinematics in an ecological setting: typically developing children and children with cerebral palsy

Author(s): Patrice L. Weiss, Jason Friedman, Tal Keren-Capelovitch, Tal Krasovsky
Self-feeding kinematics in an ecological setting: typically developing children and children with cerebral palsy 150 150 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

Assessment of self-feeding kinematics is seldom performed in an ecological setting. In preparation for development of an instrumented spoon for measurement of self-feeding in children with cerebral palsy (CP), the…

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Promoting Functional and Independent Sitting in Children with Cerebral Palsy Using the Robotic Trunk Support Trainer

Author(s): Victor Santamaria, Moiz Khan, Tatiana Luna, Jiyeon Kang, Joseph Dutkowsky, Andrew Gordon, Sunil Agrawal
Promoting Functional and Independent Sitting in Children with Cerebral Palsy Using the Robotic Trunk Support Trainer 515 334 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)
Seated postural abilities are critical to functional independence and participation in children with cerebral palsy, Gross Motor Functional Classification System (GMFCS) levels III-IV. In this proof-of-concept study, we investigated the feasibility of a motor learning–based seated postural training with a robotic Trunk-Support-Trainer (TruST) in a longitudinal single-subject-design (13y, GMFCS IV), and its potential effectiveness in a group of 3 children (6-14y, GMFCS III-IV). read more

Combined Ankle/Knee Stretching and Pivoting Stepping Training for Children With Cerebral Palsy

Author(s): Song Joo Lee, Dongmei Jin, Sang Hoon Kang, Deborah Gaebler-Spira, Li-Qun Zhang
Combined Ankle/Knee Stretching and Pivoting Stepping Training for Children With Cerebral Palsy 813 820 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

     Although various treatment methods have been investigated to reduce spasticity and intoeing gait in children with cerebral palsy (CP), methods to concurrently reduce an intoeing gait and associated ankle/knee…

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MIT-Skywalker: A Novel Gait Neurorehabilitation Robot for Stroke and Cerebral Palsy

MIT-Skywalker: A Novel Gait Neurorehabilitation Robot for Stroke and Cerebral Palsy

Author(s): Tyler Susko, Krithika Swaminathan, Hermano Igo Krebs
MIT-Skywalker: A Novel Gait Neurorehabilitation Robot for Stroke and Cerebral Palsy 780 435 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

The MIT-Skywalker is a novel robotic device developed for the rehabilitation or habilitation of gait and balance after a neurological injury. It represents an embodiment of the concept exhibited by…

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Children with Dystonia Can Learn a Novel Motor Skill: Strategies that are Tolerant to High Variability

Children with Dystonia Can Learn a Novel Motor Skill: Strategies that are Tolerant to High Variability

Author(s): Virginia Way Tong Chu, Se-Woong Park, Terence D. Sanger, Dagmar Sternad
Children with Dystonia Can Learn a Novel Motor Skill: Strategies that are Tolerant to High Variability 780 435 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

Children with dystonia are characterized by highly variable and seemingly uncontrolled movements. An important question for any rehabilitative effort is whether these children can learn and improve their performance. This…

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Coordination of Reach-to-Grasp Kinematics in Individuals With Childhood-Onset Dystonia Due to Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy

Author(s): Sahana N. Kukke, Ana Carolina de Campos, Katharine E. Alter, Mark Hallett, Diane L. Damiano
Coordination of Reach-to-Grasp Kinematics in Individuals With Childhood-Onset Dystonia Due to Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy 780 435 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

Functional reaching is impaired in dystonia. Here, we analyze upper extremity kinematics to quantify timing and coordination abnormalities during unimanual reach-to-grasp movements in individuals with childhood-onset unilateral wrist dystonia. Kinematics…

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