Lab D4H Babyboost
Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a movement disorder caused by a static injury in the brain of a young infant. 3 in 1000 children are born with cerebral palsy, and 41% of these children as they grow older will face limited abilities in the future when trying to run, to walk, or even to crawl. Despite the potential effectiveness of therapy to treat cerebral palsy symptoms, many young infants are currently not receiving the full benefits of this treatment because they are simply not participating in enough therapy mainly due to a combination of a parent’s busy schedule and a lack of financial means. This leads to severe ramifications on a child’s long-term motor ability and where our project, BabyBoost, comes in. BabyBoost is an automated at-home ball therapy tool that circumvents both the cost and availability limitations of a cerebral palsy household. Allowing for access to high volumes of therapy at a young age, BabyBoost will help further generations of cerebral palsy infants walk and live their lives as they choose to.