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Title: Gait energy efficiency in children with cerebral palsy
Authors: Rosen, Sarah
Tucker, Carole
Seliktar, Rahamim
Lee, Samuel C. K.
Keywords: Diagnostics;Testing;Therapeutics
Issue Date: 2006
Citation: Poster presented at Biomedical Technology Showcase 2006, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved 18 Aug 2006 from http://www.biomed.drexel.edu/new04/Content/Biomed_Tech_Showcase/Poster_Presentations/Seliktar_2.pdf.
Abstract: Children with Cerebral Palsy (CP), the most common neuromuscular disorder in children, expend up to three times the energy required for ambulation in typically developed children. We are developing a computational measure of gait energy efficiency based on biomechanical parameters that would reflect energy cost during ambulation in children with CP. Preliminary data were collected and processed at Shriners-Philadelphia motion laboratory. Statistical analysis shows oxygen cost highly correlates to several biomechanical variables. Results support further development of our model that would provide a basis for future devices that more accurately capture energy requirements of gait in this population.
Description: Item from the Biomedical Technology Showcase held July 20, 2006 at Drexel University's Bossone Research Enterprise Center.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/964
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