Research Platform  |   November 2018
Explicating Theory: The Effect of Robotic Mobility Experience on Infant Motivation to Move
Author Affiliations
  • Ithaca College
Article Information
Assistive Technology / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Prevention and Intervention
Research Platform   |   November 2018
Explicating Theory: The Effect of Robotic Mobility Experience on Infant Motivation to Move
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 2018, Vol. 72, 7211515239p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2018.72S1-RP204A
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 2018, Vol. 72, 7211515239p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2018.72S1-RP204A
Abstract

Date Presented 4/20/2018

Precrawling infants who were randomly assigned to a locomotor (using a robotic mobility device) or a control condition participated in 12 play sessions with similar protocols. Researchers rated locomotor infants higher in motivation to move than control infants, consistent with dynamic systems theory.

Primary Author and Speaker: Carole Dennis

Additional Authors and Speakers: Margaret Crowell, Hannah Shade

Contributing Authors: Nancy Rader, Sharon Stansfield, Helene Larin, Judith Pena-Shaff