My alma mater UCF continues to do wonderful things for people with disabilities. First of all, the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program has held two workshops based on GoBabyGo, a program in which motorized toy cars are retrofitted with items such as PVC pipes for $250 to $300. This allows children up to age 3 with mobility impairments to explore their surroundings. For more information and to watch a brief video, go to http://www.ucf.edu/pegasus/good-move/.
Additionally, Limbitless Solutions, the UCF team that creates bionic arms for children, recently invented a 3-D printed device that helps people with spinal-cord injuries move their wheelchairs. With a production cost of $300 to $500, the device consists of a small box attached to the wheelchair's joystick, which picks up signals from sensors near a person's forehead. For more information, go to http://today.ucf.edu/3-d-printed-device-gives-more-independence-to-people-in-wheelchairs/.