The Baby Transporter by researchers at the Ithaca College is meant for babies aged 7 to 9 months. It is a child seat strapped to a Wii Fit balance board on top of a Pioneer 3 robot with two parallel wheels. As the baby leans in whichever direction the robo-seat will move, very much like a Segway. The baby can move about the room freely just by leaning in the direction they want to go... and of course, the parent can assume control with a wireless joystick/override switch.
Now, how in the word is this helpful...?!
Doctors say such a contraption could help children with spina bifida or cerebral palsy who can’t explore the world on their own. Independent movement is crucial for infant development, the Ithaca researchers say.via popsci