Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a motor disability that affects approximately 764,000 people in the United States.
Caused by abnormal brain development or brain damage before, during, or immediately after birth, Cerebral Palsy is usually diagnosed during the first two to three years of a child’s life, and it is the most common childhood motor disability.
Cerebral Palsy primarily affects the sections of the brain that control muscle movement, which can cause difficulty with everyday tasks like walking and using the hands, as well as speech.
There is currently no cure for Cerebral Palsy, but there are a wide variety of adaptive devices for cerebral palsy that can help people with CP alleviate symptoms and increase independence.
A CP treatment plan includes a combination of multiple different approaches, including medication, AAC devices for Cerebral Palsy, surgery, orthotic devices for Cerebral Palsy, and mental health and community support.
Accelera’s SR-100 is an easy-to-use mobility device for Cerebral Palsy with both clinical and personal applications.
The world’s first wearable SR assistive device for CP, the SR-100 is a comfortable band that boosts the body’s natural movement signals using stochastic resonance, a series of gentle, randomized vibrations.
As a patient with Cerebral Palsy grows up and enters adulthood, they may develop other complications that require specific treatment, such as Cerebral Palsy technology devices, including:
While the brain trauma that causes Cerebral Palsy occurs very close to birth, symptoms of Cerebral Palsy are typically not recognizable until later.
Because Cerebral Palsy affects movement, a baby might not show signs of Cerebral Palsy until they reach a stage of development where greater coordination is expected.
Once a child has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, their doctor will recommend a variety of treatments to address a patient’s specific symptoms, including surgery, communication devices for Cerebral Palsy, medication, physiotherapy, and positioning devices for Cerebral Palsy.
Because the symptoms of Cerebral Palsy vary in severity and how they manifest, a Cerebral Palsy care plan needs to be customized to the individual’s needs and adjusted as they age.
The goal of Cerebral Palsy treatment is to help patients be as independent as possible, which can be supported by using specially designed adaptive devices for Cerebral Palsy.
If a person with Cerebral Palsy struggles with movement and coordination and requires a mobility device for Cerebral Palsy, the SR-100 is a great option.
The SR-100 packages SR technology into the world’s first wearable SR assistive devices for Cerebral Palsy. The SR-100 consists of comfortable, unobtrusive wraps that can be worn on the affected limb and controlled using a smartphone application.
A study from Virginia Commonwealth University validated the SR-100 as a Cerebral Palsy technology device. This pilot clinical trial observed the effects of using the SR-100 with Cerebral Palsy patients between the ages of three and sixteen.
As Cerebral Palsy assistive technology, the SR-100 can help people with Cerebral Palsy:
The study found that children wearing the SR-100 displayed better performance than the control group.