Design of a pediatric exoskeleton for the rehabilitation of the physical disabilities caused by cerebral palsy

Marina Canela*, Antonio J. del Ama, Jose L Pons

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Exoskeletons for lower limbs represent a tool to assist gait training on patients with impaired mobility resulting from spinal cord injury or cerebral palsy, among other pathologies. The exoskeleton designs proposed so far are generally oriented to adult patients. In this work, we propose a new exoskeleton specifically focused on children with cerebral palsy in the age range of 7 and 17. Its design and development process is here presented and future application proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiosystems and Biorobotics
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages255-258
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
Volume1
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

Keywords

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Design
  • Exoskeleton
  • Pediatrics
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence

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