The SR-100 as an Assistive
Device for Cerebral Palsy

Studies show the SR-100’s benefits as an Assistive Device for Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a motor disability that affects approximately 764,000 people in the United States.

Caused by abnormal brain development or brain damage before, during, or immediately after birth, Cerebral Palsy is usually diagnosed during the first two to three years of a child’s life, and it is the most common childhood motor disability.

Cerebral Palsy primarily affects the sections of the brain that control muscle movement, which can cause difficulty with everyday tasks like walking and using the hands, as well as speech.

There is currently no cure for Cerebral Palsy, but there are a wide variety of adaptive devices for cerebral palsy that can help people with CP alleviate symptoms and increase independence.

A CP treatment plan includes a combination of multiple different approaches, including medication, AAC devices for Cerebral Palsy, surgery, orthotic devices for Cerebral Palsy, and mental health and community support.

Accelera’s SR-100 is an easy-to-use mobility device for Cerebral Palsy with both clinical and personal applications.

The world’s first wearable SR assistive device for CP, the SR-100 is a comfortable band that boosts the body’s natural movement signals using stochastic resonance, a series of gentle, randomized vibrations.

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The world’s first wearable SR assistive device for CP, the SR-100 is a comfortable band that boosts the body’s natural movement signals using stochastic resonance, a series of gentle, randomized vibrations.
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As a patient with Cerebral Palsy grows up and enters adulthood, they may develop other complications that require specific treatment, such as Cerebral Palsy technology devices, including:

  • Difficulty eating
  • Drooling
  • Problems with speaking
  • Epilepsy
  • Digestive issues like constipation and gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Scoliosis
  • Insomnia
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Hip dislocation.
  • Vision issues
  • Hearing loss
  • Learning disabilities

What are the Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy?

While the brain trauma that causes Cerebral Palsy occurs very close to birth, symptoms of Cerebral Palsy are typically not recognizable until later.

Because Cerebral Palsy affects movement, a baby might not show signs of Cerebral Palsy until they reach a stage of development where greater coordination is expected.

Cerebral Palsy symptoms in a child include:

  • Delayed development
  • Weak limbs
  • Jerky, clumsy, or uncontrolled movements
  • Muscle spasms
  • Walking on tiptoes
  • Abnormal tone (being too stiff or too floppy)
These symptoms vary in severity and which parts of the body they affect. Sometimes they are present in the entire body, but they may also manifest in just one side or just the legs.

Once a child has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, their doctor will recommend a variety of treatments to address a patient’s specific symptoms, including surgery, communication devices for Cerebral Palsy, medication, physiotherapy, and positioning devices for Cerebral Palsy.

How Cerebral Palsy is Treated

Because the symptoms of Cerebral Palsy vary in severity and how they manifest, a Cerebral Palsy care plan needs to be customized to the individual’s needs and adjusted as they age.

The goal of Cerebral Palsy treatment is to help patients be as independent as possible, which can be supported by using specially designed adaptive devices for Cerebral Palsy.

A Cerebral Palsy patient’s healthcare team may recommend any of the following treatments:

  • Physical therapy to encourage movement and strengthen muscles, possibly complemented by movement and positioning devices for Cerebral Palsy or orthotic devices for Cerebral Palsy.
  • Occupational therapy helps patients complete everyday tasks and provide advice for independent living.
  • Speech therapy for patients who struggle with communication is often used in conjunction with sign language or AAC devices for Cerebral Palsy (computers that create speech)
  • Medication to treat specific symptoms, including muscle stiffness, insomnia, epilepsy, pain, and constipation.
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  • Techniques, exercises, and lifestyle changes for specific issues like swallowing and drooling.
  • Surgery to restore movement to certain body parts, repair dislocated hip joints, address scoliosis, treat urinary incontinence, and prevent muscle spasms.
  • Recreational therapy to improve motor skills and mental wellness.
  • Mental health treatment like support groups, special education, and therapy

How the SR-100 Can Be Used as
Cerebral Palsy Assistive Technology

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If a person with Cerebral Palsy struggles with movement and coordination and requires a mobility device for Cerebral Palsy, the SR-100 is a great option.

The SR-100 utilizes cutting-edge stochastic resonance (SR) technology based on technology licensed from Harvard University.
SR uses a scientifically proven gentle, randomized vibration–to boost the body’s natural sensory signals. It makes it easier to trigger neurons, resulting in more precise and controlled movement.

The SR-100 packages SR technology into the world’s first wearable SR assistive devices for Cerebral Palsy. The SR-100 consists of comfortable, unobtrusive wraps that can be worn on the affected limb and controlled using a smartphone application.

Multiple SR-100 wraps can be worn at once, and they can be strategically placed to boost signals in different parts of the body.

A study from Virginia Commonwealth University validated the SR-100 as a Cerebral Palsy technology device. This pilot clinical trial observed the effects of using the SR-100 with Cerebral Palsy patients between the ages of three and sixteen.

The patients wore the SR-100 wraps on their wrists and arms, and researchers asked them to complete both uni-manual and bi-manual tasks

As Cerebral Palsy assistive technology, the SR-100 can help people with Cerebral Palsy:

The study found that children wearing the SR-100 displayed better performance than the control group.

  • Move with the correct speed, direction, and force.
  • Move with greater ease.
  • Improve muscle tone.
  • Increase hand function.
  • Walk
  • Balance

Whether you are a Cerebral Palsy patient, parent, or healthcare provider, Accelera’s SR-100 can be a useful assistive device for Cerebral Palsy in your treatment toolbox. Contact us today to learn more.