Pediatric Anklebot: Pilot clinical trial

Hermano Igo Krebs, Konstantinos P. Michmizos, Linda Monterosso, Joelle Mast

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5 Scopus citations

Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 6th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2016
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages662-666
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509032877
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 26 2016
Event6th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2016 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Jun 26 2016Jun 29 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics
Volume2016-July
ISSN (Print)2155-1774

Other

Other6th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2016
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period6/26/166/29/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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