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Studying Multi-Joint Adaptation to Biofeedback in Children and Young Adults with Two Types of Walking Patterns

The purpose of this study is to use a computer display with feedback cues to help children and young adults who have brain injury change their walking pattern while walking on a treadmill. This study aims to compare two types of training to see which condition shows more improvement in the movement pattern of the knee.

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Actively Recruiting
Yes
Duration

Participation lasts 2 weeks. Participants visit Kessler Foundation in West Orange, NJ twice during the 2 week period. Each visit lasts approximately 1 hour and involves 30 minutes of walking on the treadmill. 

Inclusion Criteria
  • Children and young adults diagnosed with brain injury including but not limited to cerebral palsy, stroke, and traumatic brain injury
  • age 7-21 years
  • walk in a way in which the knee is bent when the foot first touches the ground or straight when the foot is off the ground
  • able to walk on a treadmill without assistive devices
  • able to understand and follow directions as they pertain to the study.
Compensation

Participants who complete the study receive $50.

Research Categories
Pediatric
Pediatric Brain Injury
IRB Number:

R-1084-19

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