What is Robocamp 5.0?

The Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center seeks participants age 10 - 17 who have had hemispherectomy surgery to participate in a physical, occupational, and recreational therapy camp using robotics-assisted interventions, functional electric stimulation, and recreational activities. Parents/guardians in attendance will have the option of attending an intensive individual education workshop during camp at no additional charge and will have a "hands on" interactive workshop where they will be trained on proper electrode placement when using transcutaneous electric stimulation devices to improve function and prevent spasticity and contracture associated with upper motor neuron syndrome. Housing and reasonable travel expenses will be provided (preference will be given to candidates within reasonable travel distance to Downey, California).

This program is funded by Rancho Research Institute and The Brain Recovery Project: Childhood Epilepsy Surgery Foundation.

Arrival Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Departure Saturday August 17, 2019

Camp dates: July 31 - August 16, 2019

**Please note - Only a parent or legal guardian can accompany the child. No exceptions!


Able to walk at least 32 feet independently or with an assistive device (no human assistance);

Arm has at least 90 degree range of motion at the elbow (limited elbow contracture);

No significant medical conditions such as unstable hydrocephalus or frequent debilitating headaches;

Able to follow directions and maintain attention on a task such as a video game for at least 30 minutes at a time;

No abdominal tubes (e.g. NG tubes);

Mild, brief, infrequent seizures ok (no more than 2 per week of <2 minute complex partial seizures);

No convulsive seizures;

VP shunts OK; prior Botox OK.

This study has been approved by Rancho Research Institute's Institutional Review Board (Robotic Rehabilitation After Hemispherectomy - IRB#165) and by the Scientific Advisory Board of The Brain Recovery Project: Childhood Epilepsy Surgery Foundation.

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* 1. Primary Contact Name (must be parent/guardian of candidate child )