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The Upsee by Firefly

Published: April 2, 2014

Our products make lives better. Firefly is about special needs family participation, helping more children take part in special family moments. Continue Reading »

The Repair Stem Cells Institute Announces Its Special “Double Benefits for SCI” Stem Cells Treatment Program to Benefit Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Published: March 26, 2014

Repair-Stem-Cells-InstituteRSCI’s one-day treatment program in Florida, USA, is priced to bring stem cell treatment benefits to the greatest possible number of SCI patients.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 – The Repair Stem Cells Institute (RSCI ) announces its new “Double Benefits for SCI” stem cell treatment program specifically to benefit sufferers of Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI). The Regenerative Center, headed by Dr. Melvin M. Propis, a well-known practitioner of stem cells science, is located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A. RSCI’s program is by far the least expensive SCI treatment program available using real stem cells treatments within FDA regulations. Continue Reading »

The SENSIMAT for Wheelchairs – Indiegogo Campaign

Published: March 24, 2014

SENSIMATThe SENSIMAT for Wheelchairs is a thin, wireless mat of pressure sensors that is inserted underneath a wheelchair cushion. The mat connects via Bluetooth to the SENSIMAT mobile app which allows 24/7 monitoring of the wheelchair cushion.

The SENSIMAT is fully customized to your wheelchair cushion(ie. 16 inches front to back, 18 inches left to right). The SENSIMAT is inserted directly underneath your wheelchair cushion and zipped up in the existing wheelchair cushion sleeve. Continue Reading »

Quadriplegic returns to ski slopes after decade

Published: March 19, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury:

A decade after a ski accident left him paralyzed from the neck down, Kenny Salvini, 33, took to the slopes again this month. Continue Reading »

Horizon: The Disability Proof All-Terrain Electric Bike

Published: March 15, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Disabled or not, the Horizon trike is ready for your adventure. Adaptive to your physical ability, electric, all-terrain… AWESOME Continue Reading »

How To: Transfer from Floor to Chair

Published: February 21, 2014

“Wheelchair-bound” is one of Mary Allison’s least favorite words. No one should feel stuck to his or her wheelchair. Continue Reading »

QuadStick: A Game Controller for Quadriplegics

Published: February 6, 2014

kickstarter-badge-funded-300x286A mouth and voice operated game controller, mouse, and keyboard to assist a disabled gamer in playing games on the PS3, PC or Android

The QuadStick has a joystick, four sip & puff sensors, a lip position sensor, and a push switch, connected to a 32 bit ARM processor that converts the sensor inputs into USB and Bluetooth signals for host devices.

Kickstarter Project – QuadStick: A Game Controller for Quadriplegics Continue Reading »

‘Stem cells’ created in less than 30 minutes in ‘groundbreaking’ discovery

Published: January 29, 2014

embyonic-stem-cells-createdScientists have turned adult cells back to their embryonic form in under 30 minutes by simply treating them with acid in a breakthough which could revolutionise personalised medicine.

The era where organs and tissues can be re-grown is a step closer after scientists found treating adult cells with acid takes them back to an embryonic state in under 30 minutes.
Experts in the field of stem cells have hailed the research as groundbreaking and say, if replicated in humans, it would herald a new ‘age of personalised medicine.’ Continue Reading »

Experimental Surgery Aims to Revive a Paralyzed Limb

Published: January 14, 2014

Virtual armA paralyzed man will receive experimental surgery connecting a brain chip to systems that activate muscles in his arm.

Doctors will attempt to reanimate a patient’s paralyzed arm with a pioneering surgery that involves capturing signals from his brain and restoring movement through a fine network of electronics linked to arm muscles.

The new effort, being planned by researchers at Case Western Reserve University, will use a brain computer interface, or BCI, developed by researchers at Brown University and Massachusetts General Hospital. Continue Reading »

Reconciling Life and Quadriplegia

Published: December 5, 2013 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Reconciling Life and QuadriplegiaHealthcare providers tend to think paralyzed people have a very low quality of life. Actual spinal cord injury survivors tend to feel differently.

Earlier this month, a 32-year-old husband and father fell 16 feet from a tree while hunting, broke his neck and was left paralyzed from the neck down—making him quadriplegic—and reliant on a ventilator to breathe. According to the Indy Star, while he was still in the intensive care unit, in the early phases of his injury, his family told his health care providers that they didn’t think that he would want to live as a quadriplegic. According to the story, the doctors discontinued his sedation, and he awoke enough to verify that he did not wish to live as a quadriplegic. The doctors discontinued life sustaining measures and he died about five hours later, surrounded by his family and friends. Continue Reading »