Professor Using Robots to ‘Gamify’ Pediatric Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Published by , October 2, 2017 1:01 pm

(RoboHub) Ayanna Howard, Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, is using robots to work with children who have the movement disorder cerebral palsy. Howard believes that robots and tablet can be used to “gamify” pediatric therapy.
Her research indicates that idea if therapy is fun and engaging children then are more likely to do it, and thus, they are more likely to see the long-term benefits of the therapy. Howard discusses how therapy is “gamified” in a recent podcast and how a small humanoid robot is used to coach children, and how they work with pediatricians.

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