Monthly Archives: September 2015
Without An Exoskeleton, Paralyzed Man Uses Brain Control To Walk
A man who is at the center of a new project being conducted by researchers from the University of California Irvine is giving hope to people with spinal cord injuries who have lost their ability to move their limbs that they will be able to one day walk again.
Paraplegic recounts relearning to walk via brain-computer link
For paraplegic Adam Fritz, the thrill of the computer-assisted first steps he took five years after being paralysed in a motorcycle crash came only after he was unhooked from the system that enabled him to walk briefly in a bioengineering lab.
Ten remarkable breakthroughs in the treatment of paralysis
After a man completely paralysed from the waist down became the first paraplegic patient to walk without relying on manually operated robotic limbs, ITV News looks at ten remarkable breakthroughs in paralysis treatment.
Alberta men share inspiring stories of life-altering spinal cord injuries
Two survivors of devastating spinal cord injuries shared their stories with Global News, describing their paralysis and the very different ways their lives have changed since losing their ability to walk.
Q&A: The Lesser-known Maladies of Spinal Cord Injuries
Last month, David Sharp and his fellow colleagues at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y., received a $1.2 million grant from New York State to advance their promising technology for treating paralysis and other effects of spinal cord injuries (SCI). Sharp recently spoke with Laboratory Equipment’s Editor-in-Chief Michelle Taylor about what the funding means to him and how he intends to use it to further his promising research.
Los Altos family backs The Big Idea
In the five years since Chris suffered a spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis, the Los Altos couple has pursued a cure for the injury doctors said would be permanent. A current research project gives them hope that Chris’s diagnosis could change.
Using Transplanted Olfactory Mucosa Cells in Spinal Cord Injury Surgeries
Patients treated for spinal cord injury (SCI) using olfactory mucosa lamina propria (OLP) transplants demonstrated modest improvements, according to research published in Cell Transplantation.
The Connected Catheter by Spinal Singularity
The world's first semi-permanent, minimally invasive, smart catheter system for Neurogenic Bladder. After Derek Herrera was paralyzed by a sniper in Afghanistan, he decided to start a company to improve quality of life for people living with paralysis.
Paraplegic Man Races On Mechanical Legs
Denny Ross – paralyzed from the chest down in a car accident – has gone from counting his steps to counting kilometres, attempting to finish a five kilometre race with the use of a ReWalk exoskeleton on Saturday.
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