University of Washington, Oregon State University and Designability
United Kingdom
United States

Device: MoTo

Description: Impairments and delays in self-directed mobility of infants and toddlers can result in secondary impairments in perceptual, social, and other capabilities. Despite demonstrated benefits of pediatric mobility devices, there are currently no commercially available solutions that meet the needs of young children with mobility impairments. MoTo (short for "Move Together") is an intelligent powered mobility device that enables independent mobility and encourages social interaction and play among young children of different abilities. MoTo employs artificial intelligence to ensure safety, while satisfying key requirements of being low-cost, durable, customizable, and aesthetically and functionally desirable by children with all abilities.