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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Using a Mini-Scaffold to Help Treat Spinal Cord Injury

Patients suffering from complete spinal cord injuries have little to no treatment options that provide meaningful improvement in patient outcomes. Cambridge, Mass.-based InVivo Therapeutics is trying to change that. Co-founded in 2005 by MIT professor...

#ThisIsHowI Show What’s Possible!

The incredible 2+ months of #ThisIsHowI photos and videos has shown us that this is what AbleThrive is all about. So rather than end the campaign, we're baking it into our culture to continue...

Brain-computer interface advance allows fast, accurate typing by people with paralysis

In a Stanford-led research report, three participants with movement impairment controlled an onscreen cursor simply by imagining their own hand movements. A clinical research publication led by Stanford University investigators has demonstrated that a brain-to-computer...

Time Equals Neurons – Spinal Cord Injury Management in the First 4 Hours

https://youtu.be/fONX3arUFN4 Urgent medical attention is critical to minimize the effects of any head or neck trauma. Dr. William Whetstone, UCSF professor of emergency medicine, and Dr. Lisa Pascual, UCSF professor of rehabilitation, go over how...

Spinal Cord Injury Whiteboard Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV39-mskzRM

Spinal Cord Injury Patients Face Many Serious Health Problems Besides Paralysis

MAYWOOD, IL –  Paralysis is just one of the many serious health problems faced by patients who suffer spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord patients also are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease; pneumonia; life-threatening blood clots;...

Big Improvements to Brain-Computer Interface

Newly developed “glassy carbon” electrodes transmit more robust signals to restore motion in people with damaged spinal cords. When people suffer spinal cord injuries and lose mobility in their limbs, it’s a neural signal processing...

New Mobile App Promotes Fitness for People with Spinal Cord Injury

Shepherd Center, in collaboration with MobileSmith, has developed a mobile app called SCI-Ex to promote fitness for people with spinal cord injury (SCI). The app, which is available for both Apple and Android devices,...

UCLA researcher tackles paralysis with electrical stimulation devices

A UCLA professor is helping paralyzed individuals regain use of their limbs through electric stimulation of the spinal cord. In 2015, Reggie Edgerton, the director of the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory at UCLA, developed a robotic...

GlassOuse Assistive Device

GlassOuse is the assistive device which lets disabled people control their computer, tablet, mobile phone, tv via head movements. Anyone can use GlassOuse to control devices HANDS FREE, especially people who are not able to...