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Motor control problems that result from damage to the central nervous system can make it difficult to learn functional activities. Although several therapeutic approaches attempt to address such problems there is little evidence of their efficacy. Targeted Training is a new approach, based on a biomechanical analysis of the problem, which usually relies on specifically designed equipment. This paper describes the underlying theory, the development of functional specifications, the translation of these specifications into an engineering design and the clinical results of applying the equipment. The promotion of head and trunk control provides an example of the process.
Author(s): Major RE, Johnson GR, Butler PB
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine
Print publication date: 01/01/2001
ISSN (print): 0954-4119
ISSN (electronic): 2041-3033
Publisher: Sage Publications
PubMed id: 11436275
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