Gait trainer for children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy

Urhan O. , Dincer H.

23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE-Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society, İstanbul, Turkey, 25 - 28 October 2001, vol.23, pp.1396-1399 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 23
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/iembs.2001.1020462
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1396-1399


A device is developed to improve the walking ability of children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy, who have damages to the area of their brain which controls the muscle tone and that causes trouble walking like moving by using their toes instead of applying a steady force to their heels. This device can be adjusted to a correct pressure level to the heels and variations from this value can be displayed by audio and visual signals. Addition to all these valuable signals, the data collected during the walking therapy is stored in a microcontroller and transferred to a computer to provide a database for Physical Therapy (PT) and for children with Cerebral Palsy (CP). By using this data, a better walking therapy program can be developed by special PT teachers.