Enhancing gait, physical activity and participation in children with cerebral palsy through robotic exosuit-training

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Description (abstract)

Research funding from the Ministry of Education and Culture

Layman's description

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common severe movement disorder in children. Children with CP are more likely to become physically sedentary adults, who have a substantially increased risk of cardiovascular and other life-style-related diseases. This study aims to improve CP children’s capacity for community walking through exosuit gait training intervention. We will examine how an 8-week training period with a novel robotic exosuit affect measured moderate to vigorous physical activity time (primary outcome), as well as total daily physical activity, participation in play and sport and gait functionality (secondary outcomes). This project will promote holistic understanding of the gait problems in CP, their rehabilitation and how walking difficulties influence the day-to-day lives of CP children.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/09/202131/08/2024