Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Language

eng

Format of Original

4 p.

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Source Publication

2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

Source ISSN

1557-170X

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2014.6944271

Abstract

Children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) often exhibit impairments in the coordination of the grip and lift phases of arm movements that directly impact their ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs). The application of assistive robotic therapy to children with spastic hemiplegic CP has shown that augmented movement training can lead to improved functional outcomes and improved arm kinematics. Assistive robotic therapy of the wrist has been shown to help improve motor skills in stroke patients, but the devices employed are often large and obtrusive, focusing on a repeated motion rather than a task-based itinerary. Here, we propose a lightweight low clearance wrist orthosis for use in children with Cerebral Palsy that actuates pronation/supination and flexion/extension of the wrist.

Comments

Accepted version. Published as part of the proceedings of the conference, 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2014: 3069-3072. DOI. © Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 2014. Used with permission.

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