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.
Fields of science
- HORIZON.1.2 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Main Programme
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Funding SchemeHORIZON-AG-UN - HORIZON Unit Grant
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