A walking unit for children between 5-10 years old
with cerebral palsy
Insufficient upper extremity exercises cause permanent contractions in the arms of children with cerebral palsy.
Existing walkers do not provide enough upper extremity exercises
A walking unit that allows children between 5-10 years old with cerebral palsy to do both arm and leg exercises and meets various requirements
What is CEREBRAL PALSY?
people with cerebral
Cerebral palsy is a physical disability
that affects movement and posture.
It is the most common physical
disability in childhood.
Types of Cerebral Palsy
Impacts of Cerebral Palsy on a Child's Life
of children with cerebral palsy
are limited in their ability to
crawl, walk, run or play.
The CDC estimates the lifetime
cost to care for an individual with
cerebral palsy is nearly
The CDC estimates the lifetime cost for
all people with cerebral palsy who
were born in 2000 will total
in direct and indirect costs.
need to use special equipment
such as walkers or wheelchairs.
Target User Group
Arms should be strained while walking
Walking unit should be adjustable
Walking unit should be lightweight
Walking unit should have accessories for eating, playing etc.
Walking unit should be foldable
Children with cerebral palsy generally fall back
Mock-ups & Models
Middle East Technical University
Individual / Graduation project
Mehmet Ali Ciftci