Lately, there’s been an explosion in wearable technology, like human exoskeletons, which are being developed to help those with disabilities. Most of us might imagine human exoskeletons to look robotic, like something out of Transformers or Iron Man–hard, clunky, metal attachments to the arms and legs.
That might be fine for adults, but for babies and toddlers with developmental delays, designing comfortable, appealing exoskeletons is a challenge.
Delaware Public Media’s Eli Chen takes us into a laboratory — where researchers are creating exoskeletons for infants that are fashionable and functional.
When I met Sarah Grace, she was 14 months old. And she was surrounded by colorful toys and smiling women. One of them was Michele Lobo, a physical therapy researcher at University of Delaware. Read more on Delaware Public Media.