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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Ed Jackson: Dragons rugby player on his battle to walk again

Saturday, 8 April, 2017 was the day that changed the life of rugby player Ed Jackson forever. The Dragons number eight had just finished lunch at a family barbecue near Bath. But one "freak" moment later...

Technology helps disabled lead more enriching lives

On any given day up to 25 individuals with varied disabilities are hard at work in the EP!C Hub computer lab in Peoria, earning a paycheck and cultivating independence thanks to assistive technology. The Hub...

Swimmer determined to help others after injury left him paralyzed

SONOMA, Calif. (KGO) -- ABC7 is recognizing a swimmer who is determined to help others after a spinal cord injury left him paralyzed. There are those days that will change your life forever. For Theo...
Morgan's Wonderland accessible water park

World’s 1st fully accessible water park opens in Texas

Morgan’s Inspiration Island in San Antonio, Texas, is the first of its kind. Imagine taking a child with a disability to a water park for some summer fun, only to find out not all the...

UH Study: Wheelchair Rugby Lowers Depression and Stress in Spinal Cord Injury Patients

https://youtu.be/5SNPjLBuQuI Wheelchair rugby is a high-octane team contact sport changing the lives and mental health of the spinal cord injury patients who play it. A new study from the University of Houston Department of Health...

Patients with Complete Paralysis Show Additional Recovery of Arm, Hand and Finger Function at...

Third patient recovers two motor levels; three of six (50%) patients in AIS-A 10 million cell cohort have now recovered two motor levels on at least one side FREMONT, Calif., June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --...

Dr. Monica Perez’s Team Shows First Evidence of Using Cortical Targets to Improve Motor...

Monica A. Perez, P.T., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project, and colleagues, recently published A novel cortical target to enhance hand motor output in humans with spinal cord injury...
EKSO Bionics Exoskeleton

Robotics are helping paralyzed people walk again, but the price tag is huge

Ashley Barnes was 35 years old when doctors told her she would never walk again. A botched spinal procedure in 2014 paralyzed her from the waist down. The Tyler, Tex., resident had been an avid...

5 Ways to Get Cool FAST with a Spinal Cord Injury

The human body is a marvel. Somehow it ended up with the ability to cool itself via sweat, but when you have a spinal cord injury this ability is turned off. Many are shocked...

FreeWheel Wheelchair Attachment

FreeWheel = Mobility. Independence. Freedom. Whether you have a rigid frame or a FOLDING wheelchair, the FreeWheel is your ticket to Freedom, Independence, and increased Mobility. With the FreeWheel your wheelchair casters are lifted off the...