A company based near Lisburn in Co Down is manufacturing a new piece of equipment to help children with mobility difficulties.

The device, called the Upsee, is being tested by five-year-old Jack McCrystal from Co Derry, who had previously been confined to a wheelchair.

The idea for the product came from an Israeli mother who was not satisfied that her son, who has cerebral palsy, should be confined to a wheelchair.

The Upsee is manufactured by Leckey Design.

CEO James Leckey said that the product gives children a whole new lease of life.

The claim is backed up by Jack’s father Ronan, who says that the Upsee gives his son the opportunity to be just like any other five-year-old.