There are about 1M premature newborns / year (EU + US). 40% of babies born before 32 weeks will develop a more or less severe motor dysfunction. Stimulating the active motricity of these children as early as possible and on a regular basis, when their sensory-motor system is at its maximum plasticity, is a key factor in the prevention of future deficits in their posture and mobility. The Crawliskate is an innovative medical device especially adapted to such stimulation, designed for babies from one day to 5 months of age, which allows them to actively exercise posture, motor skills and propulsion on a daily basis. Comfortably and securely wrapped prone on top of the device, the infant can not only move its arms, head, trunk, and limbs, but also propel itself in any direction thanks to small ball-bearing-style wheels secured to the underside of the skateboard deck.
Keywords: Infant development,Active Mobility ,Preterm birth,Propulsion,Early Intervention, Brain Plasticity