ROAR Lab awarded an NIH R01 grant to improve upper body posture and balance in children with cerebral palsy

July 22, 2020

ROAR lab received a 5-year NIH R01 grant  to study the efficacy of Trunk Support Trainer (TruST) to improve upper body posture and balance in children with cerebral palsy. This grant will involve a randomized clinical trial with nearly 75 CP children  who will undergo  training with TruST and with active force field.

This research will be a collaboration of ROAR lab with Prof. Andy Gordon's group in Teacher's College. The research will involve other clinical faculty -  Dr. Heakyung Kim in Rehab Medicine, Dr. Dutkowsky in Pediatric Orthopedics,  Dr. Maggie O'Neil in Physical Therapy, and Dr. Jason Carmel in the Weinberg CP Center.