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Léa has cortical visual impairment

September 5, 2017

Léa elevator lesson wearing her cane

Léa is three years old and has MVI/B due to her cortical visual impairment (CVI). She is wearing her cane in somewhat familiar building. The elevator lesson was a great success.

Before belt cane

December 19, 2016

Walks with a rod cane

Léa is seen using her long cane. The common problem is consistency. The cane offers one point of contact, mostly the cane tip is not checking the path ahead of either foot. The tip is too far wide or off the ground.

March 2, 2017

Walks with a push toy

Léa is walking down her school hallway. She is pushing a toy shopping cart. Her gait, posture and pace are improved when using the push toy. However, after only a few steps she lets go and indicates she is finished.

Walks with a rectangular cane

Léa walking the halls of her school with a homemade rectangular cane. The rectangular cane is too big for her. She pushes for a minute and then loses control of its positioning.

 

After belt cane

June 6, 2017

The after effect

Léa is walking the halls of Hunter College after testing a belt cane prototype. Her gait is wide based. Her posture is skewed. Her pace is slow. She walks in a zig zag pattern, repeated changing directions.

September 5, 2017

Success with bungee belt cane

Léa  is shown walking the mobility device obstacle course with her long cane and her brand new bungee belt cane, the second successful trial of the 3D printed belt cane prototype.

 

April 5, 2018

Sidewalk lesson with magnet belt cane

Léa is wearing her magnet belt cane on a familiar sidewalk. We are making our way to the park. It was a brisk, sunny day. She was excited to go to the park.