May 22, 2014

Upsee: First Impressions

Bertrand's expression here: "Whoa! I'm standing up!"
The Upsee is a "mobility device that lets children with motor impairment stand and walk with the help of an adult".  It is a brand new product that is all the rage in the special needs community--and for good reason!

We've had the Upsee for over a week, and I can't say enough good things about the product or the company.

As I see it, Firefly by Leckey, the maker of the Upsee, is the Apple of special needs products.  The marketing, branding, and packaging of the Upsee have all been top notch.  (The unboxing of the Upsee was glorious!)  More importantly, the product itself is of the highest quality, intuitive to use, and supremely effective.

At $489, the Upsee is by no means an inexpensive product but, compared to other special needs devices, it is a bargain!  (A wheelchair like Bertrand's will run $8,000, and other gait devices run upwards of $3,000.)

Bertrand has really enjoyed being in the Upsee, and is building up his endurance.  We plan on sending it to school with him daily so that his classmates may also benefit from using it.


  1. This is fantastic!!!! Thank you for posting such a long and detailed video. I love seeing B walking around and exploring. This video made my day.

    1. I am glad you liked it. :) The reality is that I thought I had turned off my camera twice, but goofed. (I blame the screen glare.) And, editing the video would take a bit more effort than this pregnant lady is willing to expend. ;)

      If you ever want to try an Upsee before you buy, you know where to come!

  2. Thank you for posting and the in-depth video. Our Upsee gets here next week - can't wait.

    1. Wonderful! I hope it works well for your child. :)
      We were initially worried due to our son's height/weight that the Upsee wouldn't function well, but fortunately all parties are doing great!