A team, led by Dr. Sunil Agrawal, publishes their research in Science Robotics. The research focuses on the results of a robotic gait training device for patients with cerebral palsy.
Children with cerebral palsy tend to have abnormal gait which leads to difficulty walking. The robot, called Tethered Pelvic Assist Device (TPAD), created by the ROAR lab at Columbia University helps strengthen muscles and improve coordination in children with cerebral palsy. After continued therapy with the device, children with cerebral palsy were shown to have improved gait.
Read the full research article: Robot-driven downward pelvic pull to improve crouch gait in children with cerebral palsy.