Here is an overview of current research information concerning Wizzybug and the Wizzybug Loan Scheme and Early Years Powered Mobility (EYPM).
Practice guidelines, evidence-based outcomes and systematic reviews can all add to a greater understanding of how children can benefit from EYPM and will provide you with evidence for your clinical decisions.
Publications and research articles
Wizzybug and the Wizzybug Loan Scheme
Evans, N. and Baines, R. (2017) Trends, goals and outcomes for children and families using early powered mobility in a charitable loan scheme. Journal of Enabling Technologies, Vol. 11 Issue: 4, pp.138-147.
Practice considerations for use of EYPM
Livingstone, R. and Paleg, G. (2013) Practice considerations for the introduction and use of power mobility for children. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 56: 210–222.
Rosen, L., Plummer, T., Sabet, A., Lange, M.L., Livingstone, R. (2017) RESNA Position on the Application of Power Mobility Devices for Pediatric Users.
Systematic Review of EYPM outcomes
Livingstone, R. and Field, D. (2014) Systematic review of power mobility outcomes for infants, children and adolescents with mobility limitations. Clinical Rehabilitation, Vol. 28(10) 954 –964.
Other research articles
Bray, N., Noyes, J., Edwards R.T. and Harris, N. (2014) Wheelchair interventions, services and provision for disabled children. A mixed methods systematic review and conceptual framework. BMC Health Services Research, 14:309.
Jones, M.A., McEwen, I.R. and Neas, B.R. (2012) Effects of power wheelchairs on the development and function of young children with severe motor impairments. Physical Therapy, 131-140.
Livingstone R. and Field, D. (2015) The child and family experience of power mobility: a qualitative synthesis. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 57: 317–327.