A comparison of motor adaptations to robotically facilitated upper extremity task practice demonstrated by children with cerebral palsy and adults with stroke

IEEE Int Conf Rehabil Robot. 2011:2011:5975431. doi: 10.1109/ICORR.2011.5975431.


Nine children with cerebral palsy and nine adults with stroke were trained using 5 different upper extremity simulations using the NJIT-RAVR system for approximately nine to twelve hours over a three week period. Both groups made improvements in clinical measurements of upper extremity function and reaching kinematics. Patterns and magnitudes of improvement differ between the two groups. Responses to training required adjustment of the robotic system to accommodate the rehabilitation needs of children with cerebral palsy.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cerebral Palsy / rehabilitation*
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Recovery of Function
  • Robotics / instrumentation
  • Robotics / methods
  • Stroke Rehabilitation*
  • Upper Extremity / physiology*