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New life for Children with Motor Impairment

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Harness of hope: Invention from mother of wheelchair-bound son helps him and other physically impaired children walk for the first time. · Debby Elnatan an Israeli mom has invented the Upsee to help her son who has cerebral palsy · Harness attaches to an adult and allows child to stand upright and walk. Mrs Elnatan, a music therapist, came up with the concept to help her young son Rotem. She designed a support harness that would enable Rotem to stand upright and, by attaching it to herself, let parent and child take steps together. 'When my son was two years old, I was told by medical professionals that "he didn't know what his legs are and has no consciousness of them". 'That was an incredibly difficult thing for a mother to hear. I started to walk him day after day, which was a very strenuous task for both of us. Out of my pain and desperation came the idea for the Upsee and I'm delighted to see it come to fruition.' The Upsee allows infants and small children to stand and achieve repetitive walking training with the support of an adult. It includes a harness for the child, which attaches to a belt worn by an adult, and specially-engineered sandals that allow the parent and child to step simultaneously, leaving their hands free for play and other tasks. Running time 4:09 minutes

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