People affected by Cerebral Palsy (CP) suffer from physical disabilities that prevent the control over movement, making the walking difficult or even impossible. Treatment for these patients are orthosis to support patient’s legs. While passive orthosis are nowadays quite common, active assistive orthosis are not preferred due to design limitations in the usage and their high cost. ARGO, the Active Reciprocated Gait Orthosis we developed, is a device developed in our laboratory that overcomes some of the limitations of the state of the art. It is realized from a passive commercial gait orthosis, applying sensors and pneumatic artificial muscles (PAM) to it. With ARGO we aim to develop a device for helping limbs in a non coercive way accordingly to user’s intention. In this way patients can drive the orthosis by their self deploying augmented biofeedback over movements.

An Active Orthosis For Cerebral Palsy Children

CALANCA, Andrea;PIAZZA, Stefano;FIORINI, Paolo;
2010

Abstract

People affected by Cerebral Palsy (CP) suffer from physical disabilities that prevent the control over movement, making the walking difficult or even impossible. Treatment for these patients are orthosis to support patient’s legs. While passive orthosis are nowadays quite common, active assistive orthosis are not preferred due to design limitations in the usage and their high cost. ARGO, the Active Reciprocated Gait Orthosis we developed, is a device developed in our laboratory that overcomes some of the limitations of the state of the art. It is realized from a passive commercial gait orthosis, applying sensors and pneumatic artificial muscles (PAM) to it. With ARGO we aim to develop a device for helping limbs in a non coercive way accordingly to user’s intention. In this way patients can drive the orthosis by their self deploying augmented biofeedback over movements.
Active orthoses; Cerebral Palsy
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