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Robot-driven device improves crouch gait in children with cerebral palsy


July 26, 2017

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In the U.S., 3.6 out of 1,000 children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Their symptoms can include abnormal gait patterns such as crouch gait, characterized by excessive flexion of the hips, knees or ankles. A pilot study led by Columbia University Engineering's Sunil Agrawal was published today in Science Robotics that demonstrates a robotic training method that improves posture and walking in children with crouch gait by enhancing their muscle strength and coordination.Full Story

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Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

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