Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Tots on Bots: Looking at Intentional Movement in Young Infants Using a Robotic Mobility Device
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, USA
Article Information
Assistive Technology / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Tots on Bots: Looking at Intentional Movement in Young Infants Using a Robotic Mobility Device
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515318. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6044
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515318. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6044
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

The purpose of this presentation is to present findings from a study of precrawling infants as they learned to drive a robotic mobility device, and to relate these findings to dynamic systems theory. Thelen (2005) argues that developmental change occurs with the organization of many individual elements within the infant and the environment. In this study, the infant’s intentional movement increased as nonintentional movement decreased over mobility sessions, demonstrating self-organization.

Primary Author and Speaker: McKenna Pols

Additional Authors and Speakers: Hana Motoki, Sarah O'Hagen, Carole Dennis