CP Technology

From assistive technology to eye-tracking mobility, advancements abound. Innovators, inventors, engineers, and scientists are researching and developing the means in which we can ambulate, communicate, participate, and more. Stay tuned as we uncover some of the hottest – and newest – advancements to hit the market. Follow TheCPBlog.org for updates.

A Personalized Voice for the Voiceless

Many people with Cerebral Palsy have associated speech challenges, sometimes requiring computer assistance in order to communicate by voice. For those with severe enough difficulties, text-to-speech computer assistance can change lives and is a revolutionary communication enabler. However, the number of voice options from which to choose are quite small, and the result is a kind of “one voice fits all” scenario where little girls and grown men alike share an audibly indistinguishable voice.

Go Baby Go! retrofits toy racecars for toddlers who yearn to be mobile amongst their peers

Go Baby Go! It was a chance trip to Toys R Us where Cole Galloway had an epiphany that refocused his attention from babies driving robotic cars to babies driving racecars, he dubs his new project Go Baby Go! Galloway is a physical therapy professor who is on a mission to provide children with cognitive and physical disabilities with greater mobility during their early childhood development. He was disenfranchised by his earlier efforts to create a child-operated robotic solution that could close the exploration gap between children with impairment and those without.

The WalkAide® System: Connor’s new “magic foot”

Connor Chaney, 8, is on a mission – to take his new “magic foot,” a neurological rehabilitation device which uses sensor technology similar to the Wii video gaming system, to school with him. For Connor, the device would replace what he feels is an uncomfortable and restrictive plastic ankle brace.

“It’s a beautiful thing for a physical therapist to see,” said Lindsay Luker, physical therapist at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Texas, according to a WFAA Channel 8 ABC news report. “You’re helping his body move the way it’s designed to move.”