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Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/20/2016 - 14:21

Children with gait disorders tend to spend limited time walking outside of physical therapy, which can slow their rehabilitation rate. PlayGait is a pediatric exoskeleton that helps children with gait disorders walk more, so they can establish efficient gait patterns and reduce their rehabilitation time.

Since completing EIH, the PlayGait team has been granted a full utility patent and received grant funding for further research and development. PlayGait won third place at the 2017 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge and was a semifinalist in the 2017 Business Plan Competition. PlayGait is continuing on at Orthocare Innovations.

Student team
Jeffrey Bergeson
Alex Gong
Kira Neuman
Daniel Parrish
Jessica Zistatsis
Mentoring team
Brian Glaister
Kat Steele, PhD (Mechanical Engineering)
Continuing project