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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

URI students team up to modify toy cars for children with disabilities

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Joe Giblin

Cerebral palsy limits childrenís ability to move freely, never mind zip around their neighborhood in a motorized toy ride-on car.

Thanks to physical therapy and biomedical engineering students at the University of Rhode Island, local boys and girls with mobility challenges will soon be cruising in Range Rovers, Mario Go-Karts and Barbie jeeps.

The students are teaming up to modify toy cars for children with disabilities. The goal is to help the kids enjoy the same activities as their peers Ė and be more independent.

If all goes as planned, six children, ages 17 months to 6 years old, in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut will...


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