Tandon in the News
How Could Physically Disabled Toddlers Someday Explore the World More Easily?
Answer: Tot Bot
- Government Technology April 21st, 2017
- Source: http://www.govtech.com/question-of-the-day/Question-of-the-Day-for-04212017.html
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.