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Bone Abstracts (2019) 7 P206 | DOI: 10.1530/boneabs.7.P206

ICCBH2019 Poster Presentations (1) (226 abstracts)

Robot-assisted exercises in children with cerebral palsy – a case study

Aleksandra Mikov 1, , Dragana Vukliš 2 , Branislav Borovac 3 , Milan Gnjatović 3 , Jovica Tasevski 3 & Rastislava Krasnik 1,

1Institute of Child and Youth Health Care of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia; 2University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Medicine, Novi Sad, Serbia; 3University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Novi Sad, Serbia.

Introduction: Rehabilitation therapy in children with cerebral palsy is a continuous process spanning several years and necessitating good cooperation between the child and all team members.

Case study: The case involves 11-year-old girl, diagnosed with cerebral palsy GMFCS Level II of diplegic form. She can walk with support, but her stability and balance is compromised. Instability in seated position is also present. The patient underwent rehabilitation therapy involving a physiotherapist and robot MARKO in hospital setting. Daily 30-minute sessions took place in the kinesitherapy room. Under the supervision of her doctor and physiotherapist, the patient performed previously learned exercises when prompted by the humanoid robot. During the session, the humanoid robot asked the patient specific questions, thus obtaining information about her current condition and degree of tiredness. Upon completion of the 10-session treatment, the child developed greater motivation and resilience when performing the planned set of exercises. The patient indicated preference for exercising with the robot and is keen to continue therapy.

Conclusion: Patient’s motivation to engage in physical therapy may vary with time and can be improved by incorporating modern technology in the exercise program.


robot-assisted therapy, cerebral palsy, children

Disclosure: This work was funded by the Ministry of education and science of the Republic of Serbia under contract III 44008.

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9th International Conference on Children's Bone Health


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