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A Discussion on Postural mechanisms in moderate-to-severe cerebral palsy with Dr. Goodworth and Dr. Saavedra

January 14, 2022

In this podcast coauthors Dr. Adam Goodworth of Westmont College and Dr. Sandra Saavedra of the University of Hartford discuss their manuscript titled “Postural mechanisms in moderate-to-severe cerebral palsy” with Editor in Chief Prof. Nino Ramirez. Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common cause of motor disability in children. People with moderate-to-severe CP are typically non-ambulatory and have major impairments in trunk postural control. We present the first systems identification study to investigate postural responses to external stimulus and hypothesize at how the atypical postural control system functions with use of an experimentally validated feedback model. People with moderate-to-severe CP may use a simple control system with significant sensorimotor noise.

Adam Goodworth and Sandra Saavedra


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