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Sun May 12, 2019, 04:42 AM

How Wrist Sensors Could Identify Early Motor Disabilities In Kids

Washington University researchers are testing a wearable biosensor that can detect potential motor impairments early, while kids are still young enough to respond to physical therapy.

An estimated 1 in 3,000 babies have a stroke around the time they’re born, but the signs can be so subtle that parents and doctors miss them.

Because a baby’s brain continues to develop after birth, damage from a stroke may not cause symptoms until years later, said Wash U pediatric neurologist and study co-author Nico Dosenbach.

When he was in training at Children’s Hospital, Dosenbach examined a teenager who was having trouble putting on his baseball glove.


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