Distinguished Lecture Series
"Go Baby Go: Medical Racecars, Harnessed Houses and other high impact silliness”
Dr. Galloway is a Professor, Dept. of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware and Founder of “Go Baby Go”, a 60 chapter international “mobility rights” movement to empower all people with the ability to co-create their world through mobility. Currently, he and his collaborators are most interested in creating and studying novel technology (often DIY) and training programs that assist children (and ‘older children’, aka adults) in becoming interdependent via social mobility in the real world – specifically combining low tech and high tech into ‘Go Tech’.
His work, such as with ride on toy cars, UD’s Go Baby Go Café and Harness House, builds on and informs the fields of physiology, rehabilitation, technology design, developmental and social psychology.
His research is funded by National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and individual and corporate donations. His team’s work was the subject of a TED MED talk and Buzzfeed’s “31 moments that restored our faith in humanity”. He was recently named one of the twenty people making a difference in healthcare by Health Leaders Media – whichcant possibly be true, but he does have the best job ever. An outspoken critic of traditional models of healthcare, education and research – he is a firm believer in the potential of each if only they could get out of their own way!
2016-2017 Series Information
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Time: 12 to 1 pm
Location: Freeman Auditorium, 930 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor