Assist-as-needed in lower extremity robotic therapy for children with cerebral palsy

Konstantinos P. Michmizos, Hermano Igo Krebs

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Abstract

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that can involve different brain and nervous system functions, the most prominent of which is movement. Recently, our lab developed the alpha-prototype of a novel pediatrie ankle robot to aid recovery of ankle function in children with CP ages 5 to 8 years old. In this paper, we describe an amalgamation of new concepts and ones inherited from our 20-year experience on robot-assisted therapy for the upper extremities. Our scope is to present an algorithm that tracks the performance of children and adapts accordingly two gameplay parameters, namely the game speed and the target width. Our proposed algorithm uses concepts derived from the speed-accuracy tradeoff in an attempt to expedite optimal therapeutic results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 4th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2012
Pages1081-1086
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 4th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2012 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Jun 24 2012Jun 27 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics
ISSN (Print)2155-1774

Other

Other2012 4th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2012
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period6/24/126/27/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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