Title

Designing An Adaptive Universal Hand Cuff For Cerebral Palsy

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physiology and Health

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Oral Presentation Award

1st Place

Abstract

Cerebral Palsy is a congenital disorder of movement, muscle tone, or posture caused by birth injuries that affect the Central Nervous System. This disorder occurs when there is abnormal development or damage to areas of the brain that control motor function therefore it primarily affects body movement and muscle coordination. It is also defined as a neurological disorder caused by a non-progressive brain injury or malformation that occurs while the brain is developing. Cerebral Palsy inhibits the range of fine motor skills which increases the difficulty of the individual and independent feeding. The purpose of the hand cuff is to stabilize the hand with adaptive utensils. The handle of the handcuff will have counter weights which will serve as the stabilizing aspect of the hand cuff. The attachment for bendable utensils will allow the child to bend the head of the utensil at a personalized angle thus promoting independent eating. The adaptive hand cuff will also have a plastic arch that will also stabilize the hand for feeding purposes.

Location

Owens G02

Start Date

4-16-2016 11:00 AM

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Apr 16th, 11:00 AM

Designing An Adaptive Universal Hand Cuff For Cerebral Palsy

Owens G02

Cerebral Palsy is a congenital disorder of movement, muscle tone, or posture caused by birth injuries that affect the Central Nervous System. This disorder occurs when there is abnormal development or damage to areas of the brain that control motor function therefore it primarily affects body movement and muscle coordination. It is also defined as a neurological disorder caused by a non-progressive brain injury or malformation that occurs while the brain is developing. Cerebral Palsy inhibits the range of fine motor skills which increases the difficulty of the individual and independent feeding. The purpose of the hand cuff is to stabilize the hand with adaptive utensils. The handle of the handcuff will have counter weights which will serve as the stabilizing aspect of the hand cuff. The attachment for bendable utensils will allow the child to bend the head of the utensil at a personalized angle thus promoting independent eating. The adaptive hand cuff will also have a plastic arch that will also stabilize the hand for feeding purposes.