Resources for clinicians

Wizzybug and Early Years Powered Mobility Research

Powered mobility interventions for very young children

Bray N, Kolehmainen N, McAnuff J, Tanner L, Tuersley L, Beyer F, et al. Powered mobility interventions for very young children with mobility limitations to aid participation and positive development: the EMPoWER evidence synthesis. Health Technol Assess 2020;24(50).

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.