Children ages 10 – 17 who have had hemispherectomy surgery are sought to participate in Robocamp at the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center to determine the effectiveness of robotics-assisted therapy to improve gait, balance, and overall ambulation, as well as ankle, foot, and wrist kinematics.
Eligible candidates are able to walk for at least six minutes without assistance (gait trainer, walker, or cane is acceptable), and have the cognitive capacity to play a video game for at least 45 minutes. Seizure freedom is not required, but frequent seizures may exclude your child from candidacy.
The Brain Recovery Project will pay for reasonable travel and nearby housing at the Housing of Medical Emergencies (H.O.M.E.) facility provided by the Downey Assistance League. Breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday will be provided as well. Families are on their own for dinner and weekend meals. One weekend field trip to the Long Beach Aquarium will be provided as a courtesy to participating families.
Recruiting closes May 31, 2019.
Arrival: July 31, 2019
Camp Dates: August 1 – 16, 2019
Departure: August 17, 2019