Locomotor training through a 3D cable-driven robotic system for walking function in children with cerebral palsy: A pilot study

Ming Wu, Janis Kim, Pooja Arora, Deborah J Gaebler-Spira, Yunhui Zhang

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Abstract

Locomotor training using treadmill has been shown to elicit significant improvements in locomotor ability for some children with cerebral palsy (CP), the functional gains are relatively small and it requires greater involvement from a physical therapist. Current robotic gait training systems are effective in reducing the strenuous work of a physical therapist during locomotor training, but are less effective in improving locomotor function in some children with CP due to the limitations of the systems. Thus, a 3D cable-driven robotic gait training system was developed and tested in five children with CP through a 6 week of long-term gait training. Results indicated that both overground walking speed and 6 minute walking distance improved after robot assisted treadmill training through the cable-driven robotic system, and partially retained at 8 weeks after the end of training. Results from this pilot study indicated that it seems feasible to conduct locomotor training in children with CP through the 3D cable-driven robotic system.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3529-3532
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781424479290
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Aug 26 2014Aug 30 2014

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Other2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period8/26/148/30/14

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Robotics
Cerebral Palsy
Walking
Cables
Gait
Exercise equipment
Physical Therapists
Robots

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine(all)

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Wu, M., Kim, J., Arora, P., Gaebler-Spira, D. J., & Zhang, Y. (2014). Locomotor training through a 3D cable-driven robotic system for walking function in children with cerebral palsy: A pilot study. In 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014 (pp. 3529-3532). [6944384] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2014.6944384
Wu, Ming ; Kim, Janis ; Arora, Pooja ; Gaebler-Spira, Deborah J ; Zhang, Yunhui. / Locomotor training through a 3D cable-driven robotic system for walking function in children with cerebral palsy : A pilot study. 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. pp. 3529-3532
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Locomotor training through a 3D cable-driven robotic system for walking function in children with cerebral palsy : A pilot study. / Wu, Ming; Kim, Janis; Arora, Pooja; Gaebler-Spira, Deborah J; Zhang, Yunhui.

2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. p. 3529-3532 6944384.

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Wu M, Kim J, Arora P, Gaebler-Spira DJ, Zhang Y. Locomotor training through a 3D cable-driven robotic system for walking function in children with cerebral palsy: A pilot study. In 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2014. p. 3529-3532. 6944384 https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2014.6944384