THE GOBOT: A TRANSITIONAL POWERED MOBILITY AID FOR YOUNG CHILDREN WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES

Christine Wright-Ott, MPA, OTR
Rehabilitation Technology & Therapy Center
Lucile Packard Children's Health Services at Stanford

Abstract

The following paper describes a new and innovative mobility aid, the GoBot, designed for children under the age of six years who have a physical disability, which limits their ability to achieve self-initiated mobility. The GoBot was developed at the Rehabilitation Engineering Center, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford from 1991 to 1995 through a grant (Grant H189P00018-91) from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. The original team included an Occupational Therapist, Rehabilitation Engineer and Design Engineer. The GoBot is now being manufactured and distributed by Innovative Products Incorporated.
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