Stepping Out in the Upseeby Hans Johnson

It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention.  Debbie Elnatan, a music therapist in Israel,  is a mother who one day found it a necessity to make an invention of her own after some concerning news about her son Rotem, who has cerebral palsy:

When my son was two years old, I was told by medical professionals that he didn’t know what his legs are and has no consciousness of them. That was an incredibly difficult thing for a mother to hear. I started to walk him day after day, which was a very strenuous task for both of us. Out of my pain and desperation came the idea for the Upsee and I’m delighted to see it come to fruition.

She designed a harness for young special needs children that aided them in sitting up straight, improving breathing. and also freeing their hands. By attaching it to a belt worn by an adult they can stand and walk and play.


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[HT: Carla; photo via Firefly]

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