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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Ryan Baetke's modified accessible truck

Quadriplegic retrofits truck to accommodate special needs

Lingering cleanup chores, tasks he didn’t attend to during the holiday weekend, consume Ryan Baetke’s Monday night at his home just north of Davenport. From the seat of his motorized wheelchair, the 48-year-old sweeps the...
paralyzed primates walk

If other paralyzed primates walk, will humans?

In the annals of breathtaking scientific advances, it's hard to top this recent news headline: "Paralyzed Monkeys Can Walk Again With Wireless Brain-Spine Connection." This is legit? Yes. How so? Scientists implant a chip in...

Wheelchair accessible? Just ask Google Maps

Google is relying on crowdsourcing to make the world more wheelchair-friendly. The search giant has launched a new feature through Google Maps that lists whether a location is wheelchair-accessible. Available only in the US to...

How Does Spinal Cord Injury Effect the Bladder?

https://youtu.be/kmcsrNxWEQo Dr. Sean Elliot, MD, MS Professor and Vice Chair of Urology University of Minnesota explains how spinal cord injury effects the bladder.

Experimental implant shows promise for restoring voluntary movement after spinal cord injury

UCLA scientists test electrical stimulation that bypasses injury; technique boosts patient’s finger control, grip strength up to 300 percent A spinal stimulator being tested by doctors at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is showing promise...

Study points to potential monitoring approach for personalized treatment of spinal cord injuries

Researchers have developed a urine test revealing the presence of a neurotoxin that likely worsens the severity and pain of spinal cord injuries, suggesting a new tool to treat the injuries. The neurotoxin, called acrolein,...

Improving Life for People With Spinal Cord Injuries

“We are trying to improve someone’s quality of life. If someone can breathe without a ventilator, then you’ve increased their independence, and that, to me, is a huge success.” –Michael Lane, PhD Walking is not...

The mind-reading robotic hand that lets quadriplegic people grasp everyday objects

Scientists have developed a robotic interface which could help to restore fine hand movements in paraplegics. By combining an electrode cap with an exoskeleton worn over the fingers, the device translates brain signals to hand...

Accident survivor making a name in wheelchair tennis

In the course of three years, Taylor Graham has accomplished many things: Survived a motorcycle accident, adjusted to a spinal cord injury and a new life in a wheelchair, picked up the sport of...

Beach resort to cater for people with spinal cord injuries

A new holiday centre will cater for people with disabilities and their families. A world first facility has opened on Sydney's northern beaches to support people living with spinal cord injuries. The $22 million centre will...