Modular control of crouch gait in spastic cerebral palsy

D. Torricelli*, M. Pajaro, S. Lerma, E. Marquez, I. Martinez, F. Barroso, Jose L Pons

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Abstract

The control of human movement is believed to be organized in sets of predefined muscular patterns usually referred to as motor modules or muscle synergies. Whether muscle synergies can be used to describe pathological control of movement is still under debate. In this paper, we present a preliminary description of the shapes, timing and weights of the synergistic patterns of three children with CP during crouch gait movements. The synergies and activations extracted from the activity of 8 lower limb muscles show strong differences with respect to healthy subjects and high similarities across patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication13th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013 - MEDICON 2013
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages1718-1721
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783319008455
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event13th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013, MEDICON 2013 - Seville, Spain
Duration: Sep 25 2013Sep 28 2013

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
Volume41
ISSN (Print)1680-0737

Conference

Conference13th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013, MEDICON 2013
CountrySpain
CitySeville
Period9/25/139/28/13

Keywords

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Crouch gait pattern
  • Muscle synergies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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