Robot exoskeleton gives babies at risk of cerebral palsy a boost as they learn to crawl

Superbabies! Robot exoskeleton gives babies at risk of cerebral palsy a power boost as they learn to crawlDevice consists of wheeled pad, machine-learning algorithm, and sensorsRobot helps infants crawl, promoting brain development and motor skillsIf the baby attempts movement but can’t execute it, robot will give a boost By Cheyenne Macdonald For Dailymail.com Published: 17:56, 27 July 2016 | Updated: 18:05, 27 July 2016 A padded, motorized skateboard equipped with a machine-learning algorithm could one day help to improve the capabilities of infants at risk of cerebral palsy.The robotic exoskeleton allows at risk children to crawl and explore their environment, giving them a ‘boost’ when appropriate to promote brain development and build new motor skills.While using the device, babies are also suited with a small cap containing dozens of electrodes to…


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