Robocamp at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center is a two week robotic therapy camp for children who have undergone a hemispherectomy, which is a drastic procedure to remove or disconnect half the brain because of devastating epilepsy.  As a result of the medically necessary procedure, children are left with severe weakness on one side of their body, loss of half their visual field, and some with problems such as memory, language, or feeding difficulties. Unfortunately, there is a lack of therapy resources and lack of scientific knowledge regarding best clinical practices for these children. Robocamp allows each participant (from various parts of the country), ages 10 to 12 years old, to receive three hours per day of robotic therapy, in addition to recreational therapies, virtual reality activities, and yoga.  The robotics is state-of-the-art technology and research project that focuses on improvement of hand, wrist and ankle kinematics.

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