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New Research May Help Improve Walking in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Eleven children with cerebral palsy, ages 7–16, participated in a study to analyze step errors. On the right leg, all participants wore a load cell – a transducer that creates an electrical signal to convert force into a measurable electrical output. This provided three types of force perturbations (disturbances of motion) to the child while walking on a treadmill. Two custom-designed 3D sensors placed on each leg recorded the child’s gait. Researchers concluded that the brain attempts to adjust motor commands to reduce the discrepancy between predicted and actual leg movements, leading to aftereffects such as taking larger steps. These findings may be used to develop a robotic training mechanism designed to improve walking function of children with cerebral palsy.

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