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Could Clothing Teach Babies With Brain Injury How to Move?
June 23, 2010
Psychologist Eugene Goldfield of the Center for Behavioral Science at Children's Hospital Boston, with a team of engineers and scientists at the Wyss Institute, is in the early stages of a project that could help babies with cerebral palsy. Goldfield calls it the "second skin"--smart clothing whose fabric, studded with tiny sensors, would pick up attempts at motion.
Children’s Hospital Boston
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