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Current Research Projects

1. Choose the project(s) right for you (Soterix, Safe Toddles or Both)
2. Complete in-take form.
3. Submit signed letter(s) of consent

Smart belt testers receive $50 gift card and standard belt cane ($200 value)

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Project Details

Each participant uploads a 1-minute video

of child wearing belt cane with motion

logger attached, return the motion logger

and upload video.

   A. Belt with motion logger

   B. Standard belt cane set

Agencies can apply to be a testing site

We are offering financial compensation to the facility and the parents/educators who participate in our one-day events.

  • To be selected as a site, we need at least 5 to 10 children who are blind or mobility visually impaired (ages 12-54 months who will have worn belt canes for one month) to attend the one-day data collection event. For this event, we will need access to space at your facility that offers unobstructed walking (e.g., gym).

  • Each individual tester (child wearing smart belt) will be compensated $50


Individuals can apply to test the smart belt

  • To be selected as a tester, we need at parent of children who are blind or mobility visually impaired (ages 12-54 months) who are either already belt cane users or would be interested in trialing the belt cane.

  • Current users can reach out to to let us know how to get started.

  • Individual testers (child wearing smart belt) will be compensated with $50

Safe Toddles Project 

Provide User Videos 

Free Belt Canes
Until the Child Outgrows them

Safe Toddles provides free belt canes to families and professionals who join our video library project. User videos showing before and with belt canes. These videos assist in improving belt cane design, demonstrating outcomes to potential users and teaches Safe Toddles how toddlers and preschoolers who are blind or mobility visually impaired employ their belt canes.


Everyone obtaining a pediatric belt cane is encouraged to consider  submitting videos to us - families need you!

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