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Photos of the Day: Pegging Down a Cerebral Palsy Test

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:25am
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Rice University student Sonia Garcia works with Brandon Sierra, a patient at Shriners Hospital for Children, to test the DeXcellence device. Garcia is part of a team of senior engineering students that built the device to measure the dexterity of cerebral palsy patients with a Bluetooth-enabled peg that can be tracked by a computer. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)

Read: High-Tech Peg Measures Palsy Patients’ Dexterity


The DeXcellence device invented by senior engineering students at Rice University tracks the dexterity of cerebral palsy patients through their ability to move a Bluetooth-enabled cylinder through a series of tasks. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)


A patient at Shriners Hospital for Children, Houston, moves a peg connected wirelessly to a computer to track its motion through a series of tasks. The device invented by senior engineering students at Rice University is intended to help cerebral palsy patients. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)


Senior engineering students at Rice University have invented a wireless device to help track the progress of cerebral palsy patients through therapy. Team members from rear left are Allison Garza, Andrew Schober, Vivaswath Kumar, Shaurya Agarwal and Sonia Garcia. Front, from left, are Dora Aticia Barrios, her son Brandon Sierra, a patient at Shriners Hospital for Children in Houston, and James Northcutt, an occupational therapist at Shriners. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)

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