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November 12, 2018
The family quietly observed their 21-month-old Matias, who is blind (no light perception), in the dining room. Matias used his chair to cross open space while walking. The chair is very difficult to maneuver, but he made it work to help him locate something new to explore.
The family quietly observed their 21-month-old Matias, who is blind (no light perception), in the family playroom. Matias used his chair to cross open space while walking. The chair was very difficult to maneuver, but he made it work to locate a landmark to confirm he was on the right path to his favorite gate.
The family quietly observed their 21-month-old Matias, who is blind (no light perception), in the family home. Matias used his emotions to obtain a guide and to be carried across open space and down stairs instead of walking without an assistive mobility device (AMD).  For Matias, being carried by an adult eliminates his need for path information and is his most efficient way to reach a destination.
Matias' grandmother is with Matias, blind 21-month old. She is heard encouraging him move about using a heavy wooden chair. The chair may be providing him temporary path information, it isn't an effective daily solution. The wearable cane provides consistent tactile path information.
Matias is amazing in his ability to push heavy wooden chairs and other furniture. Matias' pushing objects shows he wants a solution to the problem of moving about without vision. His solutions are amazing, but they are also temporary and he is limited in where he can move about with these objects as aids.
Matias, a 22-month toddler boy with no light perception freely walked across open space pushing a wooden chair. His parents were unable to motivate him through verbal prompts to return to them across open space. This demonstrates the inadequacy of furniture as mobility tools. 

Matias pushes heavy chairs to cross open space