Mom’s invention lets disabled children walk upright, play with their families [pics & video]
A mother in Israel whose child’s disability prevented them from walking set about inventing a solution that would allow the child to participate as fully as possible in family life, even when family life involved walking or playing sports.
The result of her creative efforts is the Upsee, a harness that connects the child to an adult and allows the child’s body to move almost like natural walking. It is now in mass production and will be available worldwide next month.
The inventor says of her new product,
Out of my pain and desperation came the idea for the Upsee and I’m delighted to see it come to fruition.
A Colorado mom who now uses it with her 5-year-old son who has cerebral palsy says,
It allows us to do so many things and go so many places that we couldn’t before…
He laughs and giggles, something he doesn’t do with other walking devices, which he sees as work.
And a mom in Northern Ireland was overjoyed to see the Upsee used to let her boy play soccer with his dad and brother for the first time…
(via Huffington Post)
For reviews of the new product…please see these kids’ faces…
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