Wearable motion detectors identify motor deficits in children


Photo: Laughing little boy with wristbands holding his hands to his forehead; Copyright: Catherine Hoyt

Noah Drozda shows off motion detectors that he wore around the clock for a study on motor deficits in children. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine found that wristwatch-like motion detectors can help identify in children signs of motor impairments that might otherwise be missed.