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Monthly Archives: December 2017

‘Paralyzed bride’ has a message for drivers who make it tough to access parking...

Rachelle Friedman Chapman – known by many as “the paralyzed bride” – is calling attention to the way people park in and around handicap-accessible spaces. Chapman, who lives in Knightdale, shared a recent experience in...

Smart Apartment Kitchen Demo for Spinal Cord Injury at Helen Hayes Hospital

https://youtu.be/3BhV5Uh62QQ The Smart Apartment is an interactive model that replicates a typical home, but with one very important difference: it is equipped with an array of assistive technology and universal design features that enable individuals...

LeGrand and Nichols inspire spinal cord patients together

NEW BRUNSWICK – Promoting positivity, Eric LeGrand and Mike Nichols took several pediatric patients by surprise with a visit at PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital Monday. With smiles, laughter, encouraging words and shared experiences, Nichols and...

App lets quadriplegics use phone without physical assistance

https://youtu.be/yGwyLJV1Zr0 Instead of swiping with a finger, the technology lets users control the device with small head movements or voice commands. The technology can help people who are paralyzed or have limited mobility due to...

Doctor re-examines evidence on UTIs in patients with spinal cord injury

People with spinal cord injuries rely on catheters to empty their bladder. When a well-respected publication concluded that catheters could be reused without an increased risk of infection, it didn't sit right with a...

Spinal cord injury affects the heart

Spinal cord injury affects the heart, that's what research published in Experimental Physiology and carried out by researchers from University of British Columbia, Canada has found. The heart undergoes changes after spinal cord injury that...

Students design functional fashion for wheelchair athletes

WashU students design prototype garments for athletes with disabilities https://youtu.be/KnuMMd9YKF8 Rugby is hard-hitting, fast-moving and adrenaline-fueled. But for elite Paralympic wheelchair athletes, the sport also can pose particular challenges. Close-fitting apparel can be difficult to don...

Workforce of Ability – Ben Trockman – TEDxEvansville

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnlOOOVxAyY While employers battle the “war for talent,” there exists a significant population of talented, problem-solving people, who have been largely excluded from the workforce. This population, people with disabilities, comprises 1 billion people worldwide;...

Scientists discover new way to help nerve regeneration in spinal cord injury

There is currently no cure for spinal cord injury or treatment to help nerve regeneration so therapies offering intervention are limited. People with severe spinal cord injuries can remain paralysed for life and this...

Gloves for Life

Enable Your Hands — Enable Your Life! These unique push gloves are designed to help quadriplegics and others with limited dexterity by making it more efficient and less strenuous to maneuver wheelchairs and to aid...