Lab D4H BabyJoy
Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a condition which afflicts roughly one in every 300 children. Those afflicted often have difficulty with motor control, with over 40 percent of patients being unable to walk independently. Our hypothesis is that the degree to which CP affects children later in their lives is affected by the volume of physical therapy the child undergoes between the ages of 6 and 24 months. The BabyJoy Team is developing a machine which can automate exercise ball therapy, a type of physical therapy done by therapists which promotes muscle control. The machine will allow children to receive increased physical therapy at the target age, hopefully enabling them to live unhindered by their condition.