Children ages 11 – 17, and well as young adults, are sought to participate in Robocamp 2016 at the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.  This year two fun-filled research camps are offered to determine the effectiveness of robotics-assisted therapy to improve gait, balance, and overall ambulation, as well as ankle, foot, and wrist kinematics.

What’s different about this year’s camp?  Appropriateness of orthotics will be addressed, and functional electric stimulation is an added intervention.

Participants must be able to comply with commands during functional magnetic resonance imaging.  Eligible candidates are seizure-free since surgery, able to walk for at least six minutes without assistance (gait trainer, walker, or cane is acceptable), do not have metal orthodontic braces, and do not have a history of hydrocephalus, shunts, ventriculomegaly (enlarged ventricles). Participants from prior Robocamp research programs may not apply.

Please note that preference will be given to children ages 11 – 17.

The Brain Recovery Project will pay for nearby housing at the Housing of Medical Emergencies (Hheader-robotics-1680x7821.O.M.E.) facility provided by the Downey Assistance League and travel costs.  (Click here for photos of the H.O.M.E. facility.) Breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday will be provided as well.  Families are on their own for dinner and weekend meals.

Camp 1: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – Sunday, July 3, 2016

Camp 2: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 – Sunday, July 24, 2016

To apply for consideration, click here.

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