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SHArKi: Multimodal, sensor supported hand and arm training for children

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SHArKi: Multimodal, sensor supported hand and arm training for children


This project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

FKZ: 13GW0296B

Contact: Christina Mittag, M.Sc.; Dipl.-Ing. Regina Leiss; Dipl.-Des. Katharina Lorenz

Duration: 01.08.2018 – 31.07.2021


·         GETEMED GmbH

·         Fachgebiet Medizintechnik, Technische Universität Berlin

·         nova motum Services & Consulting GmbH

Project Description


Subproject: movement detection and user-centered design for children with unilateral cerebral palsy Goal: Using both hands is an important condition to age-based development and self-confidence in growing children. Children with unilateral cerebral palsy suffer from limited ability to use one side, which leads to disfunction of one hand and learned nonuse. This handicap results from birth complication, infantile cerebral palsy, stroke or accidences with brain injury. The interdisciplinary project aims to widen the therapy into children’s daily life. Therefore, a therapy device, which monitors the arm movement with a sensor wristband, is developed. The movement data is sent to a mobile application sending feedback of the therapy progress. Furthermore, the mobile application includes therapy games to encourage movement exercises.



Our Poster "Practical User Centered Design in Hand and Arm Function
Training for Children with Unilateral Cerebral Palsy", presented at the EMB conference in Berlin, July 26th, 2019: Poster


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