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Monthly Archives: April 2014

World’s first electric trike for quadriplegics is making dreams a reality

It's all about mobility and independence, and the new Horizon electric tricycle — designed by a disabled psychologist — offers both. In a reoccurring dream Chris Wenner had, he went to bike shops in search...

With Robotic Walking Suit, Paralyzed Person Will Give World Cup’s First Kick

The World Cup's opening ceremony may wind up being the most exciting event of the tournament. A Brazilian person who is paralyzed will walk onto the pitch in Sao Paulo, Brazil, this June wearing an...

New York Officials Restore Millions for Spinal Cord Injury Research

New York state budget officials have restored nearly $7 million in annual funding for spinal cord injury research after an influential lobby of paraplegics put pressure on Albany lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s administration. The...

Stay In Step: Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center

Almost five years ago, in a dusty Afghan village thousands of miles from Tampa, Florida an event occurred that forever changed the lives of one young American couple. Through their journey of sacrifice, struggle...

The Upsee by Firefly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB5jCa3D33A Our products make lives better. Firefly is about special needs family participation, helping more children take part in special family moments. The Upsee is an upright standing mobility product to help special needs children learn...

New discovery gives hope that nerves could be repaired after spinal cord injury

A new discovery suggests it could one day be possible to chemically reprogram and repair damaged nerves after spinal cord injury or brain trauma. Researchers from Imperial College London and the Hertie Institute, University of...

Gene therapy improves limb function following spinal cord injury

Delivering a single injection of a scar-busting gene therapy to the spinal cord of rats following injury promotes the survival of nerve cells and improves hind limb function within weeks, according to a study...