Restoration of Kids Leg Function Using Exoskeleton Robotic Leg (ExRoLEG) Device
The neurological disorder normally happens to a child’s brain due to injury or malfunction during growth. This primarily affects muscle coordination and body movement. This paper focuses on restoration of cerebral palsy kids using exoskeleton robotic leg (ExRoLEG) device. These include strengthening, walking pattern and walking posture. As a part of rehabilitation, ExRoLEG device aims to achieve early walking independent age compared to conventional methods where the patient undergoes physiotherapy daily to improve their walking pattern. Every factor is considered to avoid risk or failure including materials, safety and user friendly. This study is to use simple and low cost mechanism to serve that purpose. By doing this, every patient can afford the exoskeleton and speed up their recovery.
KeywordsExoskeleton Robotic leg Kids Neurological disorder Rehabilitation Brain injury
The support of the University Malaysia Pahang under grant RDU180330 and MedEHiT are gratefully acknowledged. The authors of this paper also would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Nor Shahizan Mohd Redzuan for supporting these research activities.
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