NIH develops robot exoskeleton for cerebral palsy patients

Children with cerebral palsy practice walk with a robotic exoskeleton at the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center Department of Rehabilitation Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. (National Institutes of Health)

Researchers and engineers at the National Institutes of Health have developed the first robotic exoskeleton for children with cerebral palsy, in a major step forward for improving the quality of life for those who suffer from the debilitating condition. Nearly 10,000 children are born with cerebral palsy each year, a devastating and incurable neurological movement disorder…