media coverage

this is a tag for media coverage by local news, networks, Columbia news, etc.

July 26, 2017

Robot-driven Device Improves Crouch Gait in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Today, a team led by Sunil Agrawal, professor of mechanical engineering and of rehabilitation and regenerative medicine at Columbia Engineering, has published a pilot study in Science Robotics that demonstrates a robotic training method that improves posture and walking in children with crouch gait by enhancing their muscle strength and coordination.

October 30, 2016

Pushing the Limits of Robotics

Designing Robots to Help Overcome Effects of Neurological Disorders

Many children are fascinated by robots, and those who recently tried out a new robotic technology in Sunil Agrawal’s lab are no different. But these children have cerebral palsy, and the robotic technology they tested helped improve their balance and mobility.

September 18, 2015

Dynamic Braces for Kids with Scoliosis Now in Development

Some six million people in the U.S. suffer from scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine. These include approximately 2 to 3% of adolescents who are diagnosed each year with idiopathic scoliosis, which is usually identified during puberty and progresses until skeletal maturity. One in 500 children today require treatment using spine braces and 1 in 5,000 need spinal surgery.