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Laboratory of Engineering for Gait Science: Current Projects


Children with cerebral palsy (CP)

NIH/NICHD
Title: Robotic Gait Training Improves Locomotor Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy
The purpose of the proposed research is to improve the efficacy of body weight supported treadmill training (BWSTT) in children with cerebral palsy (CP) using a novel robotic therapy that applies controlled force to the leg during treadmill walking.

NIDRR/RERC: Technologies for Children with Orthopedic Disabilities
Title: 3D Pediatric Robotic Gait Training Improves Locomotor Function in Children with CP
The goal of this proposed study is to develop and test a novel 3D pediatric robotic gait training system that applies controlled forces in both the sagittal and frontal planes and allows a naturalistic 3D stepping during treadmill training.

Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation
Title: Robotic pelvis manipulation improves dynamic balance and walking in children with cerebral palsy
The goal of this proposed study is to explore motor adaptation to a controlled 3 dimensional (3D) perturbation force applied at the pelvis during sitting astride in children with cerebral palsy (CP) and test whether repeat exposure of pelvis perturbation will help to improve balance and mobility of children with CP.


Humans with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Davee Foundation
Title: 3D robotic gait training improves locomotor function in human SCI
The overall goal of this proposed project is to enhance independent walking function in people with SCI using a novel robotic therapy that applies a controlled 3D force field to the pelvis and legs during BWSTT.

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
Title: Enhanced locomotor recovery in human SCI through motor adaptation
The goal of the proposed study is to enhance walking function in human SCI using a novel robotic therapy that controls the load applied to the legs in the swing phase of gait during body weight supported treadmill training.


Individuals Post Stroke

NIH/NICHD
Title: Locomotor Adaptation in Individuals Post-Stroke
The purpose of the proposed research is to improve the efficacy of body weight supported treadmill training (BWSTT) in people post-stroke using a novel robotic therapy that applies controlled forces to the paretic leg during walking.

NIH/NICHD
Title: Constraint induced movement therapy for walking in individuals post stroke

This project will test whether the efficacy of locomotor training will be improved through the application of constraint induced movement therapy to lower limb of individuals post-stroke during treadmill training.


 

 


 
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