Limb Proprioception in Children with Perinatal Stroke Induced Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy

This project is studying children between the ages of 6 – 18 and robots to provide a unique opportunity to better understand sensory dysfunction in the developing brains of children with CP. Proprioception – the sensation of position, motion, and force – is essential for limb function but remains unquantifiable in perinatal stroke and CP. Improved therapeutic strategies could benefit tens of thousands of children globally with hemiplegic CP (a condition affecting one side of the body).

Principal Investigator: Dr. Adam Kirton, MD, Associate Professor at the Pediatric & Clinical Neuroscience at Calgary Pediatric Stroke Program, Alberta Children’s Hospital in Canada.