Evaluating Wearable Robotic Assistance on Gait

2019-10-15 11:11:29 | BioPortfolio


The overarching goal of this study is to improve mobility in individuals with movement disorders through advances in wearable assistance (i.e. powered orthoses).

Study Design


Cerebral Palsy


powered orthosis


Northern Arizona University
United States




Northern Arizona University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-15T11:11:29-0400

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