There are many children in the world who don’t have the benefit of playing soccer with their siblings, running around outside with their friends, or even having the ability to walk from their bedroom to the bathroom. There are many disabilities that hinder children from being able to be mobile without the assistance of a wheelchair.
When mother Debby Elnatan learned that her son would not have the ability to walk, her hurt and misery motivated her to create something that would prove doctors wrong. Debby Elnatan, created a support harness so that her son Rotem could stand upright and walk with her. She cinched the top of the harness to her waist and put specially designed sandals on her and her son’s feet. This allowed them to walk together.
No parent wants to hear that their child will never be able to walk, never be able to run around and play sports and enjoy things that the majority of children get to enjoy and take for granted. It is terrifying to know that their quality of life has been diminished before their lives have even begun.
This invention is a wonderful way to bring joy to these children’s lives and allow them to experience some of what it is like to walk. With this harness, children can go outside and play soccer with their siblings and friends; something that would have been impossible otherwise. It not only helps them physically, but mentally as well. It will allow them to feel joy and happiness in an activity that they never thought would be possible.
Over the past three months, there have been twenty families that have been testing out this new creation. Families have found it to be life-changing and an amazing gift to their children. This device is different from other options for children, it has been found that it is more fun for them to use the harness.
The harness is called Upsee and will be going on sale worldwide beginning on April 7. It will cost $540 and fits children age’s three to eight. With the increasing interest in this product, hopefully designers can eventually expand to older children so they can have the same opportunity and experience. This creation is an unbelievable gift to children and parents alike who are affected by disabilities that prohibit children from walking. It is a new way for these beautiful children to be able to feel, play, and move how other children do.