Department of Rehabilitation Sciences - The College of Allied Health

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
College of Allied Health
University of Oklahoma HSC
1200 N Stonewall, Room 3092
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0901
Phone: (405) 271-2131,
Fax: (405) 271-2432

Human Development Research Laboratory


Director of the Human Development Research Laboratory

e-mail Thubi Kolobe
(405) 271-2131 ext. 47121




OU Research Tests Device That Helps Disabled Infants Crawl
Study evaluates impact of device on infants’ motor, cognitive and social development

Crawling is an essential milestone in a baby’s development. But many infants with cerebral palsy are unable to crawl or creep and that can have lifelong consequences.
Researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, in collaboration with colleagues at Virginia Commonwealth University, want to know if infants with cerebral palsy can learn to use a skateboard-like robotic device that enables locomotion. In addition, they are evaluating whether moving independently with assistance of the device will lead to improvements in problem-solving, spatial relationships, social interaction and hand-eye coordination for infants in the study. Read full media release

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