Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Explorer Mini: Enhancing Development Through Early Power Mobility
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Permobil, Lebanon, TN, USA
  • Belmont University, Nashville, TN, USA
Article Information
Assistive Technology / Community Mobility and Driving / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Explorer Mini: Enhancing Development Through Early Power Mobility
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505177. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7205
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505177. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7205
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

The Explorer Mini is a new power mobility device designed to enhance childhood development and provide access to early mobility for infants and young children. Children with delayed motor skills risk additional cognitive, sensory, and motor delays from limited physical ability to explore through traditional locomotion of crawling or walking. This proposal describes how infants and young children responded to the first opportunity to explore their environment with the Explorer Mini.

Primary Author and Speaker: Eleni Halkiotis

Contributing Authors: Teresa Plummer