Friday, April 23, 2021

Monthly Archives: October 2017

Accomable.com

Accomable is the world’s leading platform for booking accessible hotels and holiday rentals. Our mission is to enable anyone to go anywhere. Accomable was founded in 2015, by Srin Madipalli and Martyn Sibley – two...

‘It’s all about adapting’: How a wheelchair user made his house accessible

Thomas Rogers's house has a lowered kitchen counter, wide hallways, and a elevator When it comes to what he can and can't do in his house, compared with an able-bodied person, Thomas Rogers says the...

UBC researcher prescribes specific exercise dosage for those with spinal cord injury

For decades, the main message to keep the general population healthy was for everyone to get active. In fact, the World Health Organization laid out specific guidelines (150 minutes of cardiovascular exercise each week) on...

After car crash, man with quadriplegia shares his story with students

ABINGDON, Va. — Chris Skinner’s life changed forever on June 10, 2000. It was a hot summer night, and Skinner was in the passenger side of a car, leaving a wedding reception and riding to...

Individual with complete spinal cord injury regains voluntary motor function

A research participant at the University of Louisville with a complete spinal cord injury, who had lost motor function below the level of the injury, has regained the ability to move his legs voluntarily...

New Neural Network Can Restore Diaphragm Function after Spinal Cord Injury

Bottom Line: A team of neuroscientists has uncovered a neural network that can restore diaphragm function after spinal cord injury. The network allows the diaphragm to contract without input from the brain, which could help...

Bionic bodies: From typing with a glance to restoring paralyzed limbs, new technology aids...

If eye-gaze technology, motion sensor tracking and functional electrical stimulation sound like secret weapons of the CIA, you’d be half right. Much of the newfangled equipment in use for those with medical disabilities came...

Stand-Up Wheelchair Lets Chef with Disabilities Continue His Career

In honor of National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, Vocational Rehabilitation shares the story of a man who was able to return to his career with the help of assistive technology. Winter Haven, FL (PRWEB)...

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation releases new edition of Paralysis Resource Guide

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated Paralysis Resource Guide (PRG)...

New Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury

In 2016, Chris' spine was severely injured in a biking accident. Now he has regained use of his arms after receiving a novel cell treatment at Rush. https://youtu.be/kfftK66i1dw