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Can children with cerebral palsy improve their hand sensation using special haptic computer games? A randomised controlled trial.

The Flinders University of South Australia
Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation
Mr David Hobbs

Project Summary

The aim of this project is to determine if the sense of touch can be improved in the hands of children with cerebral palsy (CP) who have a known sensory loss. This will be investigated using a novel "in-home" computer gaming system within a randomised controlled trial (RCT), which provides the highest level of research evidence. This technology trial will be a world first. Demonstrating that touch sensitivity can be "trained" in children with CP has the potential to influence how rehabilitation professionals provide treatment for the impaired upper limb.

Mr David Hobbs (email)
School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics, Academic Staff
The Flinders University of South Australia
Business: 82013167