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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Quadriplegic racing driver Nathalie McGloin visits college with specialised facilities

The world’s first female quadriplegic racing driver paid a visit to students in Southgate to share some wisdom. Paralysed from the chest down having broken her neck in a car accident at 16, Nathalie McGloin...
Christopher Hills

Cerebral Palsy And Being Quadriplegic Won’t Stop Christopher Hills

The Queensland boy runs his own video editing company. Meet Christopher Hills, a young man from Queensland who thought his body would always limit him. Having Cerebral Palsy and being bound to a wheelchair as...

RehabMart.com

Rehabmart was founded by two Occupational Therapists: Hulet Smith, OTR/L and Mike Price, OTR. They started Rehabmart in 1998 stemming from a mutual desire to serve patients, families, and caregivers. The Rehabmart mission is to...

New $5M Grant to Support Robotics Research for Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Newswise — Balance is an essential component of daily life, something many of us take for granted. But not everyone can. In the United States alone, there are about 300,000 people living with spinal...

Gesture-controlled Internet of Things (IoT) extends freedom for the disabled

Quadriplegics can do more on their own with the Sesame Enable app that uses head gestures to control Internet of Things (IoT) devices Christopher Reeve is famous as Superman in movies. As the man of...

‘Spinal tap’ saving crash victims from life in a wheelchair: Breakthrough nerve-preserving procedure could...

Spinal injury victims could be spared from paralysis thanks to a breakthrough nerve- preserving procedure developed by British doctors. It is the first treatment to tackle inflammation of the spinal cord, which can occur...

Sam Schmidt to receive nation’s first license to drive semi-autonomous car

Sam Schmidt’s first victory as an Indy Racing League driver was at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 1999. Paralyzed from the neck down since 2000, Schmidt is in line for a different type of victory...

Human Neuron Transplants Treat Spinal Cord Injury in Mice

Chronic pain and loss of bladder control are among the most devastating consequences of spinal cord injury, rated by many patients as a higher priority for treatment than paralysis or numbness. Now a UC...

The Teen Actor Who’s Breaking Barriers On TV

Micah Fowler, the star of Speechless, is just your average almost-famous high school senior with a disability rights mission. Shortly before his high school prom, actor Micah Fowler found out ABC had picked up Speechless,...

Graphene Nanoribbons May Help Heal Damaged Spinal Cords

James Tour, a chemist at Rice University, stated that a treatment procedure to heal damaged spinal cords by combining graphene nanoribbons produced with a process invented at Rice and a common polymer is expected...