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Assessment Of Atypical Motor Development In Infants Through Toy-Stimulated Play And Center Of Pressure Analysis

2018

Conference Paper

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There is a need to identify measures and create systems to assess motor development at an early stage. Center of Pressure (CoP) is a quantifiable metric that has been used to investigate postural control in healthy young children [6], children with CP [7], and infants just beginning to sit [8]. It was found that infants born prematurely exhibit different patterns of CoP movement than infants born full-term when assessing development impairments relating to postural control [9]. Preterm infants exhibited greater CoP excursions but had greater variability in their movements than fullterm infants. Our solution, the Play And Neuro-Development Assessment (PANDA) Gym, is a sensorized environment that aims to provide early diagnosis of neuromotor disorder in infants and improve current screening processes by providing quantitative measures rather than subjective ones, and promoting natural play with the stimulus of toys. Previous studies have documented stages in motor development in infants [10, 11], and developmental delays could become more apparent through toy interactions. This study examines the sensitivity of the pressure-sensitive mat subsystem to detect differences in CoP movement patterns for preterm and fullterm infants less than 6 months of age, with varying risk levels. This study aims to distinguish between typical and atypical motor development through assessment of the CoP data of infants in a natural play environment, in conditions where movement may be further stimulated with the presence of a toy.

Author(s): Susan Zhao and Mayumi Mohan and Wilson O Torres and Daniel K. Bogen and Frances S. Shofer and Laura Prosser and Helen Loeb and Michelle J. Johnson
Book Title: Proceedings of the Annual Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Conference
Year: 2018
Month: July

Department(s): Haptic Intelligence
Bibtex Type: Conference Paper (inproceedings)
Paper Type: Conference

Address: Arlington, USA
State: Published
URL: https://www.resna.org/sites/default/files/conference/2018/pdf_versions/cognitive/Zhao.pdf

BibTex

@inproceedings{Zhao18-RESNA-Pressure,
  title = {Assessment Of Atypical Motor Development In Infants Through Toy-Stimulated Play And Center Of Pressure Analysis},
  author = {Zhao, Susan and Mohan, Mayumi and Torres, Wilson O and Bogen, Daniel K. and Shofer, Frances S. and Prosser, Laura and Loeb, Helen and Johnson, Michelle J.},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Annual Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Conference},
  address = {Arlington, USA},
  month = jul,
  year = {2018},
  url = {https://www.resna.org/sites/default/files/conference/2018/pdf_versions/cognitive/Zhao.pdf},
  month_numeric = {7}
}