How Could Physically Disabled Toddlers Someday Explore the World More Easily?

Answer: Tot Bot

Toddlers are inherently curious beings. They like to put their hands (and mouths) on everything around them; it’s how they learn more about the world. Some kiddos with physical disabilities, however, can’t explore in the same way as their peers, which can create cognitive gaps in development.

In a project at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering, two students created a solution: the Tot Bot. 

Although currently only a prototype, the Tot Bot is an app available for any mobile device that pairs with a child’s wheelchair and allows them to navigate the world via touchscreen.

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