Go Baby Go! Milwaukee

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Go Baby Go! Milwaukee, is an outreach program co-sponsored by the Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Engineering Center and Children's Wisconsin that provides battery-powered, ride-on cars for children with limited mobility.  Currently managed by Marquette Biomedical Engineering graduate Molly Erickson, the Milwaukee branch of the Go Baby Go! program launched in 2016 has delivered over 200 ride-on cars to eligible children in Wisconsin.


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Students working in a classroom to adapt a ride-in toy car for use by children with differing abilities

Cars for special needs kids; 'Go Baby Go' program changing lives  

It's like Christmas morning in October inside a Marquette University classroom. The students are like Santa’s helpers working on a big gift any kid would dream about getting. "It can't do anything but ... Continue Reading


Students adapting ride-in toy car for use by children with differing abilitiesFlipping the Switch:  How two MU Engineers help children in need play and explore  

Imagine someone who tinkers with children’s toys year-round in a tucked-away workshop, travels to all corners of the globe and dedicates their work to serving children and families. Now ignore any famous North Pole … Continue Reading


Engineers from GoBabyGo! Milwaukee train personnel from the new Go Baby Go lab in Chihuahua, MexicaGoBabyGo! Milwaukee welcomes colleagues from Mexico to grow the program internationally

The Go Baby Go! MKE team hosted visitors from the CIBAC Gait and Biomedical Engineering lab located at the Monterey Institute of Technology in Chihuahua, Mexico. The CIBAC team received training to build their own custom ride-on cars for children with special needs.  Continue Reading


Kuehls test-drive Go Baby Go! Milwaukee donation at Marquette University gymMarquette celebrates the 200th car donation through Go Baby Go! Milwaukee

In a striped half-zip fleece and khaki pants, 3-year-old Eli Kuehl sits on the gym floor with his mother, Meghan, on a Saturday afternoon at the Helfaer Tennis and Recreation Center. With a green pacifier in his mouth, he bounces and wiggles impatiently as she searches a diaper bag for a snack. Continue reading


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Go Baby Go! Milwaukee works with Graduate and Undergraduate volunteers from Marquette University.  PT/OT students interested in working with the Go Baby Go, Milwaukee program may contact Anne Pleva and Ann Millard, respectively. Undergraduate students are invited to reach out to the Marquette Student Chapter of BMES.  Individuals seeking to further their education are welcomed to explore the Marquette-MCW Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering. 

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