University of Louisville builds treadmill to help kids with spinal cord injuries

The University of Louisville (UofL) has built a treadmill and body support system specially made for rehabbing children with spinal cord injuries.

Since 2012 UofL and the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (KSCIRC) have been using locomotive means for children’s physical therapy but due to a previous lack of resources, children had been using machines designed for adults.

During the last seven years, a team of engineers and spinal cord specialists teamed together and developed the technology needed to better aid children in their recovery from spinal cord injuries.

“This project is an example of what happens when we have collaboration among our faculty, our staff, private industry and philanthropists to make sure that the knowledge that’s created inside out four walls doesn’t stay there,” said UofL President Neeli Bendapudi.

UofL has taken the technology from idea to market where it is now being used with children in other cities.

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University of Louisville builds treadmill to help kids with spinal cord injuries