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Daily Archives: July 22, 2014

InvoTek receives $175,000 grant for ‘handcycling’ project

Published: July 22, 2014

Grant Will Fund Development of Quad Rider – A Gear and Braking Device that Helps People with Disabilities Operate a Handcycle Safely

Alma, Ark. – July 22, 2014 – InvoTek, Inc., a research and development company in Alma, Arkansas, recently received a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institutes of Health.  The grant will fund the development of technology to enable thousands of people with high level spinal cord injury the opportunity to enjoy the health benefits of handcycling.

Paralympian Jen French Announced as Conquer Paralysis Now’s First Champion

Published: July 22, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Conquer Paralysis NowFrench joins the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation’s effort to cure paralysis in next decade.

St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 – Joining Conquer Paralysis Now as its first champion in the movement to cure paralysis in the next decade is Paralympic silver medalist and quadriplegic Jennifer French.

As a result of a snowboarding accident, French became a quadriplegic from a spinal cord injury in 1998. Now, she has joined a new effort to help find a cure for paralysis.

Kite-driven buggy to aid people with disabilities

Published: July 22, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury:

epac0723buggy1Since sustaining a severe spinal cord injury in 2011, Skye Parker has been looking for ways to experience the outdoors again in a way that is actually appealing to him.

As a former kite surfer and somebody interested in things of that nature, this has manifested itself in the form of the Spider Crab, a kite buggy he designed to be used by people with disabilities.

Parker has spent the past year designing and refining this vehicle and is currently fundraising to build it.

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