A revolutionary harness designed by a mother to give her wheelchair-bound son a chance to walk has parents cheering.

Debby Elnatan, whose son Rotem has cerebral palsy, said the idea for a support harness came from her own “pain and desperation”, but will go on to make lives easier for countless families across the world struggling with disability.

It was designed to enable Rotem to stand upright and, by attaching it to herself, Ms Elnatan and her son could take steps together.

The mom is from Israel, but a Northern Irish company agreed to manufacture a commercial version in 2014. Called the Upsee, it can facilitate gradual weight-bearing, standing and walking with the assistance of an adult.

The mobility harness for children with motor impairments is selling on Amazon.com for $625.

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