The good news is that one of this team's original members developed a method to detect which babies between two and eight months old are most likely to develop cerebral palsy. Since children at risk of the disease can't move their bodies the way they want to, they stop trying to crawl after a while, causing the brain to stop developing new motor skills. This machine provides the push they need to crawl normally, promoting brain growth and the formation of motor skills.
The team has been developing this exoskeleton for a while now, but they admit that there's still much to be done before it's ready. According to IEEE, they've only just begun a large trial comprised of 56 infants and are the midst of collecting real-time brain activity data through the baby Dr. Octopuses' EEG caps.
Update: Switched to proper terminologies (e.g. illness to disorder).