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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

KINOVA’s “JACO” is a robotic arm designed to give independence to power wheelchair users

Developed by the quebec based company KINOVA, ‘JACO’ is an assistive robotic arm created to improve the quality of life of power wheelchair users....

Toddler With Spina Bifida Can Now Get Around Thanks to Dad’s Creative Invention

https://youtu.be/tt4lfK1U4mY A loving dad wanted his toddler son with spina bifida to have more mobility, so he created a device to help. Doctors had realized...

Introducing Voice Control on Mac and iOS — Apple

https://youtu.be/aqoXFCCTfm4 Voice Control gives your voice the power to navigate, dictate, and work your devices in a new way. Coming Fall 2019. Introducing Voice Control. Your...

Off the cuff: How I fell in love with my wheelchair

Don’t ever call me ‘wheelchair bound’. My wheelchair doesn’t bind me — it liberates me The wheelchair represents many different things, depending on the beholder’s...

Paralysis Patient Inspires Over 120,000 Participants With Walk Across Wings For Life World Run Start

Emotions were powerful as David Mzee of Switzerland, who has been paralyzed for years due to spinal cord injury, walked across a start line...

Trailer for True Story WALK. RIDE. RODEO. from Netflix

https://youtu.be/BK0rbzLk0YI Netflix’s ‘Walk. Ride. Rodeo’ shares Amberley Snyder’s inspirational true story Amberley Snyder (Spencer Locke)’s dreams of a college scholarship and pro rodeo career are brought...

Electrical stimulation technique helps patients with spinal cord injury

For many individuals with spinal cord injury, restoring autonomic functions – such as blood pressure control, bowel, bladder and sexual function – is of...

University of Calgary studying relationships built during spinal cord injury rehab

A new University of Calgary study looks to understand the relationship between those who survive spinal injuries and the people who care for them. The...

Spinal Cord Injury News

An ‘EpiPen’ for spinal cord injuries

ANN ARBOR—An injection of nanoparticles can prevent the body’s immune system from overreacting to trauma, potentially preventing some spinal cord injuries from resulting in paralysis. The approach was demonstrated in mice at the University of Michigan, with the nanoparticles enhancing healing by reprogramming the aggressive immune cells—call it an “EpiPen” for trauma to the central...

Partnership key to fitness success for people with spinal cord injury

UBC research shows personal input and collaboration provide positive results New co-created research at UBC’s Okanagan campus has resulted in ground-breaking increases in physical activity and fitness for those living with spinal cord injury (SCI). Jasmin Ma is a recent doctoral graduate in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences. Along with her supervisor Professor Kathleen...

KINOVA’s “JACO” is a robotic arm designed to give independence to power wheelchair users

Developed by the quebec based company KINOVA, ‘JACO’ is an assistive robotic arm created to improve the quality of life of power wheelchair users. the team, who focus on projects to empower individuals with mobility limitations, has designed ‘JACO’ to function like a human arm, allowing those with limited or no upper limb mobility...

Rewiring of nerves gives movement to paralyzed arms and hands

Researchers from Australia have successfully “rewired” the nerves within the paralyzed arms of some accident survivors and provided them with successful movement of arms and hands. The results of the study titled, “Expanding traditional tendon-based techniques with nerve transfers for the restoration of upper limb function in tetraplegia: a prospective case series”, were published in...

Toddler With Spina Bifida Can Now Get Around Thanks to Dad’s Creative Invention

https://youtu.be/tt4lfK1U4mY A loving dad wanted his toddler son with spina bifida to have more mobility, so he created a device to help. Doctors had realized Brody Moreland's spine hadn't formed properly when he was still in utero. Then, after he was born, he was diagnosed with spinal cord atrophy, which meant he was paralyzed from...

Spinal Cord Injury Information

Dating After a Spinal Cord Injury

Don’t let your spinal cord injury tank your self-esteem. Forty-seven people get a spinal cord injury every day in the U.S. That’s more than 17,500...

Just Because I’m in a Wheelchair Doesn’t Mean Life Stops

From giving motivational talks to making people laugh as a “sit-down comedian,” Jessie Chin shares why his paralysis can’t keep him from living his...

Adventuring After Spinal Cord Injury

West Livaudais has a hiking resume that measures up with the best of them. Filled with the iconic trails and summits of the Pacific...

The Best Exercises for Spinal Cord Injury Survivors

Certain fitness regimens like CrossFit can be adapted to make them a better fit post-injury. After a spinal cord injury, it’s no surprise that life...

Spinal Cord Injury Videos

Toddler With Spina Bifida Can Now Get Around Thanks to Dad’s Creative Invention

https://youtu.be/tt4lfK1U4mY A loving dad wanted his toddler son with spina bifida to have more mobility, so he created a device to help. Doctors had realized...

Woman Goes Adaptive Heliskiing in Valdez, Alaska

https://youtu.be/Gbq9iCwm1Tc A disabled mum achieved her dream of heliskiing and the magical moment was captured in an amazing video. Mum and motivational speaker Sarah-Jane Stazsak,...

Comcast Launches Eye-Control For The Television

Xfinity X1 customers with physical disabilities can now use their eyes to change the channel, set a recording or search for a show. Comcast today...

Ali Stroker Triumphs As The First Wheelchair User To Win A Tony Award

Ali Stroker took the stage by storm at the 73rd annual Tony Awards not just once, but twice. First, she brought the house down...

Spinal Cord Injury Answers

How to cope with your spinal cord injury – 8 tips for newly injured wheelchair users

https://youtu.be/TiwyvFR9Vdg 8 do's and don't s on how to cope with your new spinal cord injury. Visit Wheels2Walking https://www.wheels2walking.com/

Should I say ‘disabled person’ or ‘person with a disability’?⁠

Recently, an Alberta woman with an obvious physical disability was asked to leave a grocery store and not come back because she could not...

Can nanotechnology rewire an injured spinal cord?

According to the World Health Organisation, up to a half-million people around the world suffer a spinal cord injury each year. Often caused by...

Could nose cells treat spinal cord injuries?

Scientists developing robust method to treat spinal cord injuries using nose cells Researchers have designed a new way to grow nose cells in the lab...
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