Permobil helps babies go

Friday, January 19, 2018

LEBANON, Tenn. – Permobil and the Permobil Foundation on Jan. 18 hosted and sponsored physical therapy and engineering students and researchers from Vanderbilt University, Belmont University and Power of Play to train children and families to use custom-fit toy cars. Permobil employees, students and engineers modified battery-powered ride-on cars to be custom fits for the children based on clinical assessments for their needs. The event was part of the Go Baby Go program to improve the day-to-day lifestyle of children with mobility impairments. Dr. Amanda Lowery, researcher and engineer at Vanderbilt and director of Go Baby Go Music City, along with Dr. Teresa Plummer, researcher and physical therapist from Belmont University, and Pete Capell, president of Power of Play, assisted throughout the event.