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Robotic Device Shows Promise For Kids With Cerebral Palsy

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Training with a robotic device may help some kids with cerebral palsy gain strength and improve both posture and walking abilities, researchers say.

A small study suggests that a robotic system known as the Tethered Pelvic Assist Device could help those with crouch gait, a condition affecting a subset of individuals with cerebral palsy that’s marked by excessive bending of the hips, knees or ankles.

After participating in 15 training sessions with the system, six children studied showed improvement in posture and muscle coordination as well as walking features like step length, toe

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