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Development of a simulation platform to study the role of joint hyper-resistance in functional tasks in children with cerebral palsy.

Project description

Simulating muscle response in cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy is a neurodevelopmental disorder that appears early in childhood and although symptoms may vary, they include poor movement and muscle tone. Particularly, joints demonstrate hyper-resistance to movement, but the underlying aetiology remains poorly understood. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the simSpas project is working under the hypothesis that movement history is partly responsible for the observed functional impairment. Researchers will develop a computer simulation test that will allow them to clinically test how muscle responds to stretch during walking or standing. This modelling approach will help improve diagnosis and the quality of life of patients with cerebral palsy.


Net EU contribution
€ 191 760,00
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
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