Technological Advancements in Cerebral Palsy Rehabilitation

Fabiola Reyes, Christian Niedzwecki, Deborah Gaebler-Spira

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Smaller, smarter, more portable rehabilitation technology has the potential to improve the ability of individuals with cerebral palsy to perform activities and increase participation. Robotics and virtual reality may improve movement by maximizing exercise dose, providing feedback, and motivating users. Augmentative and alternative communication technology is facilitating communication. Robots can help with self-care and provide encouragement and instruction in rehabilitation programs. Mobile applications can provide education and resources. Conducting high-quality research to validate technological advances in our field has been a major focus of researchers and advocacy groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-129
Number of pages13
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Augmentative and alternative communication technology
  • Mobile applications
  • Rehabilitation robotics
  • Rehabilitation technology
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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