UCR to host an open house of its new Pediatric Rehabilitation Technology Lab

Pediatric Rehabilitation Technology

People who’ve been suffering from motor impairments have been waiting for this advancement in healthcare most especially children who are born with it. Currently, the resources on this type of technology are limited, and cases of such illness are rising in the US.

Hence, global healthcare technology and bioengineering are growing at a breakneck pace which introduces more and more innovations.

Rehabilitation is the fastest way to cure kids with impairments in their motor skills as it allows them to interact with the people around them. Having motor impairments make a person socially and cognitively challenged, but through rehabilitation, they can learn and cope up.

However, the lack of advancement in assistive devices for rehabilitation especially with children makes it seem impossible for them to believe that there is hope to live a better life, accordingly. And the cost of this type of technology is higher than any other innovations in the healthcare industry.

People who live below the average line find it challenging to make these type of therapies a priority since they have other things in mind to focus. Hopefully, in the future, we get to have rehabilitation for individual cases more affordable.

Despite the little that we have in healthcare advancement, there are still patients who get out of it successfully and are already able to live normally—thanks to innovative research!

On December 7, Friday, the first open house for the Pediatric Rehabilitation Technology (PRT) Lab will be hosted by the University of California’s Department of Bioengineering. Community members, faculty, and members of their local high schools are those who are expected to witness and attend the said open house.

This program will be the start of a better path in pediatric rehabilitation in California. Moreover, the PRT Lab program will also include a neuro-rehabilitation environment for children who suffer from physical and motor disorders.

This will help create a positive environment on their way to develop their function. According to the researchers, the PRT Lab will be having assistive devices and tools such as social robots, support systems, and exoskeletons or wearables that will provide training for their motor skills in line with neuroscience.

The reason for focusing more on children’s health is a way of preventing a higher level of impairment when they get older. Further, improving their skills at an early stage will help them develop better learning among these children.

The PRT Lab aims to reach out to their community and engage people who are in need of this type of rehabilitation.

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