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Daily Archives: August 14, 2006

Disabled People ‘Left Behind’ in Emergency Planning

Published: August 14, 2006

During Hurricane Katrina, Benilda Caixeta, a New Orleans resident with Quadriplegia, tried for two days to seek refuge at the Superdome. Despite repeated phone calls to authorities, help never arrived for Caixeta. Days later, she was found dead in her apartment, floating next to her wheelchair.

“Benilda need not have drowned,” testified Marcie Roth before the US House of Representatives Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus in November 2005. Roth, executive director of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, had personally placed calls to prompt Caixeta’s evacuation.

Skin Deep: Imaging Technologies May Detect Pressure Ulcers

Published: August 14, 2006

Skin Deep: Imaging Technologies May Detect Pressure Ulcers And Deep-tissue Injuries That Healthcare Workers May Miss

060815103535For people with impaired mobility and reduced ability to sense injury, the risk is high for pressure ulcers that can develop when they sit or recline in one position too long or wear a poorly-fit prostheses for an extended period.

Healthcare professionals routinely check patients for early signs of erythema, or skin redness.

Playing a game with a head tracker

Published: August 14, 2006

This video shows how it is possible to play a game with a headtracker.