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Monthly Archives: November 2018

Girl with disability triggers invention that’s sweeping the globe

Published: November 30, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury:

“I have saved recess for myself and a million other people!” Zoey Harrison exclaimed.

ITHACA, Mich. – Sometimes in life, ”unintended consequences” happen. They are outcomes that are not the ones foreseen and intended by a purposeful action.

It’s occurred for a family in the mid-Michigan community of Ithaca, – in a big way – and they have their disabled nine-year-old daughter to thank for it.

Kessler Foundation Highlights Research Advances at 2018 UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Published: November 29, 2018

International Day of Persons with DisabilitiesFoundation demonstrates the application of wearable robotics for individuals with spinal cord injury at United Nations program, The Art of the Possible

Each year, the United Nations commemorates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (UNIDPD) on December 3. This year, Kessler Foundation joins the IDPD program to demonstrate the contributions of rehabilitation research toward empowering people with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality across all nations. The application of new technologies, such as robotics, virtual reality, and smart devices, is a major strategy scientists are using for finding new ways to help people recover from disabling injuries and illnesses.

Case Western Reserve Researchers Restore Breathing and Partial Forelimb Function in Rats with Chronic...

Published: November 27, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Promising results provide hope for humans suffering from chronic paralysis

Millions of people worldwide are living with chronic spinal cord injuries, with 250,000 to 500,000 new cases each year—most from vehicle crashes or falls. The most severe spinal cord injuries completely paralyze their victims and more than half impair a person’s ability to breathe. Now, a breakthrough study published in Nature Communications has demonstrated, in animal models of chronic injury, that long-term, devastating effects of spinal cord trauma on breathing and limb function may be reversible.

How a diving accident led Clark’s Botanicals creator to a renewed sense of purpose

Published: November 26, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Francesco Clark The story behind the popular Clark’s Botanicals skincare line is one of resilience and survival. Entrepreneur Francesco Clark started the beauty line as a kitchen sink operation, and now it’s used by stars like Madonna, Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore. But six years before he created the celebrated brand, Clark survived a devastating accident that changed the course of his life forever.

“Thirty seconds before, I was very proud and I felt accomplished. Thirty seconds after, I felt like the biggest failure in the world,” Clark told “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King.

At only 24 years old, Francesco Clark’s life changed in an instant.

Teen In Wheelchair Marches In Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade With Friend’s Help

Published: November 21, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Drew Bell was born with Spina Bifida and uses a wheelchair to get around, but he wouldn’t let that dash his dream of marching with his school band.

Creating Our Future with Spinal Cord Injury Therapy | James St John | TEDx

Published: November 21, 2018

A/Prof James St John is an incredibly talented and innovative professor who hopes to demonstrate the endless possibilities of science.

Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller ranked one of the top inventions of 2018

Published: November 16, 2018

Microsoft’s Xbox division scores another high mark, but not for acquiring another studio or adding another game deal to its holiday season shopping list this year, rather for its recently released Xbox Adaptive Controller.

According to Time Magazine, Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller is amongst the magazines fifty Best Inventions of 2018.

For people with limited hand and arm mobility, it can be tough to play video games, which are generally controlled using small buttons and joysticks.

Immune cells could hold key to therapies for spinal cord injuries

Published: November 7, 2018

Fresh insights into how Zebrafish repair their damaged nerve connections could aid the development of therapies for people with spinal cord injuries.

Scientists have found the immune system plays a key role in helping Zebrafish nerve cells to regenerate after injury.

The findings offer clues for developing treatments that could one day help people to regain movement after spinal cord injury.

Quadriplegics can hunt again with Be Adaptive Equipment

Published: November 5, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Be Adaptive manufactures adaptive shooting equipment for all physical disabilities. Whether you just need help pulling the trigger or if you are a high quad with no hand or arm movement, Be Adaptive has you covered with a specially designed piece of equipment to meet your needs!

Views through the eyes and mind of artist Dale Tabor

Published: November 3, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury:

After suffering a near-fatal accident that left him a quadriplegic, Dale Tabor found encouragement in his love for and commitment to artistic expression. He has painted hundreds of thousands of pictures on canvas and various other backdrops by mouth painting.

Fifty years ago, Pyatt native Dale Tabor dreamed the dreams of most ambitious young men, of traveling the world, having a measure of fame, and being admired for his abilities and talents. Though his life turned out very different from the way the starry-eyed 20-year-old imagined, 50 years later, he reflects that he has lived out most of those dreams.

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