Jaxon has optic nerve hypoplasia
Before belt cane
July 13, 2018
Jaxon playing freely sitting in a kiddie pool filled part with with soft plastic balls. Note that his demonstrates little movement behind swiping his hand.
After belt cane
September 9, 2018, Jaxon's physical therapy assistant session included the Safe Toddles' Pediatric Belt Cane.
Putting on the cane
His mother shows how to put the belt on and then attach the cane frame to the belt with the magnet clasps.
Sitting with the belt cane
Jaxon sitting on the couch after physical therapy session. He is holding his bottle and drinking independently. He is wearing his belt cane.
Therapy includes path information
Jaxon is wearing his Safe Toddles' pediatric belt cane during a physical therapy session. Jaxon relies on the physical therapy assistant for full physical support.
Return route removing belt cane
This is the return route from the living room to his trampoline in his bedroom. He is wearing IFOs and the physical therapy assistant provides full physical support.
How to add path information
Jaxon walks with his mom. The PTA and Dr. Ambrose-Zaken discuss ways to include path information into his daily routines and the current choice of a forward walker.
The benefits of path information
Dr. Grace Ambrose-Zaken, COMS explains the purpose of the wearable belt cane to the physical therapy assistant as the solution to providing vital path information mobility visual impairment and blindness.
End with a reward for good work
Jaxon's reward for all that walking- being pushed as he sits riding his tricycle. Even his favorite activity would be enhanced if the wearable belt cane was connected and in front.