Upsee by Firefly is an innovative new walker designed by a mom for disabled children

Debby Elnatan, whose son Rotem suffers from Cerebral palsy, has designed a unique and wonderful gadget which allows children to experience the world outside of the confines of a wheelchair.

Upsee Firefly

The upright mobility walker attaches a harness to the parent’s waist and a pair of combined shoes allows the child to be secure as they stride along.

24th March 2014 Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Stepping Out in the Upsee: Pictured are parents and children enjoying the new Firefly Upsee - a standing and walking harness invented by Debby Elnatan, the mother of a child with cerebral palsy who wanted to improve her son's mobility skills. The Firefly Upsee gives wheelchair-bound children the chance to walk and stand and is the first product of its kind. The Firefly Upsee will give wheelchair-bound children the opportunity to walk alongside their siblings, play and even dance.
24th March 2014 Photo by William Cherry/Presseye

Elnatan was inspired to create the device after walking and guiding her son manually; a strenuous and challenging act which left her in discomfort and pain. She took her idea to the next level and the Upsee has become a worldwide success and is now available to buy from Firefly.

Colin J McCracken

Colin J McCracken is a content designer, editor and writer from Ireland. Giving form and function to the My Good Planet vision, it has been his role to design and develop the online platform, content and presence of the project.

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