This is one of the best programs I’ve ever read about and it’s absolutely amazing.
- Assisted mobility devices for children under three can cost a fortune – up to $30,000.
- They’re often not covered under insurance.
- Children without mobility can suffer even greater cognitive delays.
So, this program, developed first at the University of Delaware and then at Oregon State University, turns toy cars into personalized vehicles for toddlers to enhance their mobility.
According to an article in People.com:
One of the kids who received a car, 2-year-old Libbi Cotter, has a congenital heart defect that requires her to be connected to an oxygen tank at all times. Clinicians used fabric fasteners to modify her car to haul the tank behind it.
Again, from People.com:
Research conducted at the University of Delaware shows that driving the modified cars can improve children’s cognitive, language and social development…
Isn’t that seriously cool?
Here’s another article.