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Modified toy cars allow mobility-impaired children to explore their environment.

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A research team at the University of Delaware, led by physical therapy professor Cole Galloway, is improving mobility for mobility-impaired infants by modifying electric toy cars that allow them to independently explore their surrounding environment. Mobility at an early age is critical for cognitive development, and each car is modified specific to its young owner's needs. The team studies how early mobility advances social behavior among infants. Through their GoBabyGo! Program, Galloway and mechanical engineering professor Sunil Agrawal created networks to provide solutions for children with mobility issues.

Credit: NSF

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