'Walk-DMC' aims to improve surgery outcomes for children with cerebral palsy -- REHACARE Trade Fair

'Walk-DMC' aims to improve surgery outcomes for children with cerebral palsy

Researchers from the University of Washington's Department of Mechanical Engineering, in collaboration with partners from Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, have developed a new quantitative assessment of motor control in children with cerebral palsy called Walk-DMC, which could help predict which patients are - or are not - likely to benefit from invasive surgeries.

05/02/2016

Photo: Girl using 'Walk-DMC'; Copyright: Michael Schwartz/Center for Gait and Motion Analysis, Gillette Children's Specialty HealthCare

Walk-DMC is a new, quantifiable measure of motor control in children with cerebral palsy. It relies on data from electromyography (EMG) which uses electrodes to monitor muscle activity; © Michael Schwartz/Center for Gait and Motion Analysis, Gillette Children's Specialty HealthCare