Robots To Help Delayed Babies Move

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Robots To Help Delayed Babies Move
Tue, 08-28-2012 - 3:26pm

This is very interesting research, they have developed technology to allow babies that have developmental delays learn how movement feels with the help of robots: 

The robots are designed to allow babies with disabilities to move around independently, at the same age their peers might learn to crawl. Whether they use robots or their own limbs, starting to move may be an important part of baby brain development, some childhood specialists think. Researchers don't want kids with cerebral palsy or other movement disorders to miss out.

You can read the rest of the article at this link: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48752647/ns/health-childrens_health/#.UDz1KMFlSp4

The article talks about how this technology allows them to not miss out on crucial opportunities that can help develop both their brains and bodies.   Do you think that this would help your child?