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Pedi-ICARE Training Improves Walking and Endurance of Child With Cerebral Palsy

      To evaluate impact of 24-session motor-assisted elliptical (ICARE) intervention on walking and fitness of child with cerebral palsy (CP). Children with CP sometimes have difficulty walking and engaging in physical/play activities with friends and family. ICARE (used in rehabilitation, fitness, and home settings for adults) was modified to enable children as young as three years to use (Pedi-ICARE). Step length adjusts as short as 8”. Customized physical motor-assistance enables children to train at speeds up to 65 revolutions/minute (RPM). Integrated body weight support and electronically height adjustable seat ease access/use by children with weakness, endurance, and balance deficits.
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