Sound and rehabilitation robotics for pediatric cerebral palsy

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Robots for pediatric rehabilitation are expected to have sensory-motor components and mixed media elements to enhance rehabilitation outcomes and make robotic therapy amenable to children. We have investigated the effect of sound in voluntary movement trajectory formation of children with cerebral palsy. The results indicate that including a musical melody during the execution of movement may be beneficial in robotic applications designed for the treatment of children with spastic cerebral palsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiosystems and Biorobotics
EditorsJosé L Pons, Diego Torricelli, Marta Pajaro
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-34546-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-34545-6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event2012 International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation - Toledo, Spain
Duration: Nov 14 2012Nov 16 2012

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570


Conference2012 International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation
Abbreviated titleICNR2012
Internet address


  • cerebral palsy
  • segment length
  • typically develop child
  • spastic cerebral palsy
  • sound condition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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