Debby Elnatan, an Israeli mother whose son has cerebral palsy, has invented a device called the Upsee that will make it significantly easier for parents and their disabled children to take walks together.
Cerebral palsy and the movement difficulties it brings make it difficult for kids like Rotem, Elnatan’s son, to walk. The Upsee, however, makes this simple form of bonding a lot easier. It features special sandals that can accommodate both the parent’s and the child’s feet as well as a harness that keeps the child upright and secure. Then they can both walk together with a shuffling gait similar to that which parents use when teaching their children to dance.
The $500 device will be available on the market starting April 7th.