Feasibility, Motivation, and Selective Motor Control: Virtual Reality Compared to Conventional Home Exercise in Children with Cerebral Palsy

  title={Feasibility, Motivation, and Selective Motor Control: Virtual Reality Compared to Conventional Home Exercise in Children with Cerebral Palsy},
  author={C. Bryanton and J. Boss{\'e} and Marie Brien and Jen McLean and Anna McCormick and Heidi Sveistrup},
  journal={Cyberpsychology \& behavior : the impact of the Internet, multimedia and virtual reality on behavior and society},
  volume={9 2},
  • C. BryantonJ. Bossé H. Sveistrup
  • Published 26 April 2006
  • Psychology, Education
  • Cyberpsychology & behavior : the impact of the Internet, multimedia and virtual reality on behavior and society
Children with cerebral palsy (CP) have difficulty controlling and coordinating voluntary muscle, which results in poor selective control of muscle activity. Children with spastic CP completed ankle selective motor control exercises using a virtual reality (VR) exercise system and conventional (Conv) exercises. Ankle movements were recorded with an electrogoniometer. Children and their parents were asked to comment on their interest in the exercise programs. Greater fun and enjoyment were… 

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