July 3, 2019
Research Report UMC – Use of the GRAIL for researching biofeedback in children with cerebral palsy.
Motek is honoured to host the video of Dr. Adam Booth, presenting his research investigating the use of biofeedback on Motek’s GRAIL to improve gait in children with cerebral palsy.
The action of walking can present a significant challenge for many children suffering from cerebral palsy. Given the importance of walking in the activities of daily living, it should be considered a key target of rehabilitation. Developing technologies can be harnessed to drive improvements in rehabilitation techniques. One such avenue may be through the use of real-time biofeedback in immersive virtual reality to help individuals understand how they can adapt and improve their walking pattern.
Dr. Booth was involved in the innovative EU research project “PACE”, with international and industrial collaboration at its heart. His PhD research was carried out in partnership with Motek and Amsterdam University Medical Center, where these studies were carried out.
For more information, please see associated published articles:
“How normal is normal: consequences of stride to stride variability, treadmill walking and age when using normative paediatric gait data”
“Immediate effects of immersive biofeedback on gait in children with cerebral palsy”
“The efficacy of functional gait training in children and young adults with cerebral palsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis”
“Real-time feedback to improve gait in children with cerebral palsy”