ACCEPT is an adaptive climbing wall, sensorized and reconfigurable, optimized for children with cerebral palsy

Project funded by Polisocial Award 2019 – Politecnico di Milano

Project

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most frequent pediatric neuromuscular disorder. Children with CP can, in many cases, partly recover their neuromotor skills through intensive rehabilitation.  As recently demonstrated, adapted sport constitutes a valid complement to standard rehabilitation. It is highly engaging, potentially leading to results otherwise obtained over a much longer time. Starting from this evidence and in partnership with FightTheStroke, the project focusses on sport climbing to study, realize and test a prototype of an adapted, sensorized, and reconfigurable wall —ACCEPT— designed for the rehabilitation of children between 6 and 13 years old. The research aims at exploring and promoting the role of sport climbing as a therapeutic tool, proposing a solution that is at once training, inclusion, and a means of tracking rehabilitation progresses.

ACCEPT will be composed of three interchangeable, reconfigurable and sensorized modules. In spring 2021, we are finally testing the first fully functional module of ACCEPT in our labs at Politecnico. Soon we will be ready to install the wall at PlayMore!

ACCEPT, first module

Partner

ACCEPT is possible thanks to the Polisocial 2019 funding and the valuable contribution of our partners

and our sponsors

Research Team

Alessandro Colombo

DEIB [SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR]

fRANCESCO FERRISE

DMEC [PROJECT MANAGER]

GIORGIO BERETTA

DMEC

VITTORIA ROIATI

TTO

MARIA RITA CANINA

DESIGN

MARCO D. SANTAMBROGIO

CHIARA PARISE

DESIGN

NICOLO DOZIO

DMEC

ROLANDO BRONDOLIN

Ramon Maj

Tiziano cortesi

Contacts

For information on the ACCEPT project you can write to:

alessandro.colombo@polimi.it