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One research study at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children is giving new hope to children with mobility difficulties and their families. St. Mary’s Kids is conducting a research study on Trexo Robotics, a robotic device that allows kids with Cerebral Palsy and other neurological disorders, to walk using the device with the hope to seeing ongoing improvements even when the device is not in use.
Fox 5 featured the St. Mary’s study, focusing on Judah, one of the children participating in testing the benefits of the Trexo device. Four-year-old Judah was born with a rare disorder that affects his coordination, balance and motor planning abilities. While he is already engaged with an array of therapies, including occupational therapy and physical therapy, his family has kept their eyes open for new opportunities to allow him to further develop his walking and movement skills.
His mother says: “When I heard about Trexo on social media, I reached out to them to see how we can get Judah to try one of their devices. I knew that the robot’s repetitive motions can help Judah improve his gait pattern and hopefully bring him another step closer to independent walking.
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