Accession Number:

ADA409712

Title:

Gait Trainer for Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

UNIV OF KOCAELI IZMIT (TURKEY) ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-10-25

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

A device is developed to improve the walking ability of children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy, who have damages to the area of their brain which controls the muscle tone and that causes trouble walking like moving by using their toes instead of applying a steady force to their heels. This device can be adjusted to a correct pressure level to the heels and variations from this value can be displayed by audio and visual signals. Addition to all these valuable signals, the data collected during the walking therapy is stored in a microcontroller and transferred to a computer to provide a database for Physical Therapy PT and for children with Cerebral Palsy CP. By using this data, a better walking therapy program can be developed by special PT teachers.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE