An electronic sole for the foot that prevents muscles from shrinking in children with cerebral palsy

Ayşe Sena Nur Topal, Turkey 13-15

In children diagnosed with cerebral palsy hemiplegia, the walking on tiptoes done by some children causes muscles to shrink over time. When children with this condition are alerted externally with the help of an orthesis, they are able to walk normally by stepping on their heels. However, orthesis use becomes uncomfortable for children once they start school, and there is not always someone available to alert them to walk normally. This device is an electronic sole for the foot that alerts children when they walk on their tiptoes to help them walk normally and prevent muscle shrinkage.

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