Browse by author
Lookup NU author(s): Professor Hermano Krebs
Full text for this publication is not currently held within this repository. Alternative links are provided below where available.
© 2016 IEEE.We are currently examining the therapeutic efficacy of the pediAnklebot, an impedance-controlled low-friction, back-drivable robotic device that trains the ankle of neurologically impaired children of ages 6-10 years old. In this paper, we present the first clinical results from a small feasibility study involving 4 children with Cerebral Palsy. The children used the pediAnklebot in seated position to train their ankle twice per week for a total of 6 weeks (12 sessions). The initial results indicate an improvement of the ankle's functions including its pointing abilities and gait speed. The observed clinical outcome reinforces our confidence that the pediAnklebot, driven by our adaptive, assist-As-needed, robotic therapy can harness plasticity to guide habilitation during childhood.
Author(s): Krebs HI, Michmizos KP, Monterosso L, Mast J
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: 2016 6th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics
Year of Conference: 2016
Online publication date: 28/07/2016
Acceptance date: 02/04/2016
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society
Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item