Trial Status: Open
The MOTION (Mechanised Orthosis for Children with Neurological Disorders) project, funded by EU INTERREG 2SEAS, is a multidisciplinary, international study which focuses on the development of wearable, lower limb, Robotic Assistive Technology for children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) and its application in the care of this group of children. The study is being conducted in four partner countries-France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK. The UK is the lead partner for the part of the MOTION study which this application for ethical approval applies to.
Robotic assistive walking devices have already been developed and used in rehabilitation and care for adults with mobility disabilities, but there are very few examples of such technology for children with mobility issues.
This part of the project comprises an online questionnaire to explore the knowledge, experiences and training needs of healthcare professionals in robotic AT for children.
Results from the study will inform the development of training for healthcare professionals in the use of Robotic Assistive Technology Ð including the MOTION technology to be developed as part of the wider project.