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Monthly Archives: October 2016

25 years later, former Lion Mike Utley won’t be defeated by spinal cord injury

FLINT, MI -- Nov. 17, 1991. Sunday afternoon. Pontiac Silverdome. The Detroit Lions were facing the Los Angeles Rams. At 50-years-old, Mike Utley can still tell you the sequence of events from that day verbatim. He was...

Autonomous Vehicle Driver’s License Puts Quadriplegic Indy Racer Back on the Road

A milestone in autonomous vehicle adoption was recently reached in Nevada, when the state presented the first restricted autonomous vehicle driver’s license to Sam Schmidt. Schmidt is a former Indy racecar driver who was...

A Reboot For Wheelchair That Can Stand Up And Climb Stairs

Thirteen years ago, just as the United States began what was to become its longest war, a futuristic wheelchair hit the market. The iBOT allowed paralyzed people, including many veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, to...

Ohio State Scientists Explain How Gut Microbes Change After Spinal Cord Injury

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The community of bacteria that live in our intestines, also called the “gut microbiome,” is important to normal intestinal function. Knowing that spinal cord injuries often negatively affect the gut’s ability...

BOOK: I’m Not Broken

Twenty-something Samantha McCormick wakes up in the hospital to learn she has a spinal cord injury from a car accident, and she’s paralyzed from the waist down. It doesn’t take her long to begin...

Roll Revolution

Roll Revolution is a hub for resources, tips and tricks to thriving and connecting after a SCI. Roll Revolution will serve as a hub for resources and education on how to thrive and connect after...

Quadriplegic man feels touch on robotic hand with brain implant

This could be the most touchy-feely robotic limb yet. For the first time, brain stimulation has made it possible for a paralysed person to experience the sensation of touch via a bionic hand. Robert Gaunt...

How-To: Yoga Poses from Your Wheelchair

Adaptive Yoga Yoga – is this evoking images of a human pretzel? The good news is that you don’t have tie yourself in a knot to reap the benefits of yoga. Whether you are in...

UT Southwestern Researchers Amplify Regeneration of Spinal Nerve Cells

Newswise — DALLAS – Oct. 11, 2016 – UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers successfully boosted the regeneration of mature nerve cells in the spinal cords of adult mammals – an achievement that could one...

Archer’s Challenge Has Able-Bodied People Use Wheelchairs to Highlight Inaccessibility

This week, hundreds of able-bodied people in Austin, Texas, will spend the day in a wheelchair to raise awareness of the accessibility issues people who use wheelchairs and other mobility devices face on a daily...