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Monthly Archives: December 2018

Out of tragedy, a man finds his true calling

Antonio Davis said his life was headed in the wrong direction when he was shot at close range and nearly killed 24 years ago. What he didn't know was that his life was about...

How I fell in love with my wheelchair – Tim Rushby-Smith

Don’t ever call me ‘wheelchair bound’. My wheelchair doesn’t bind me – it liberates me! The wheelchair represents many different things, depending on the beholder’s personal experience. Many is the time I have been acutely...

Voice-operated Camera for Journalist in Need

This journalist needed a voice-operated camera, but there was ‘nothing’ on the market. So he made her one As a trapeze performer, Carolyn Pioro made flying and flipping through the air look easy. Movement, she...

Eddie – the dog paralyzed after being struck by two cars – is getting...

Eddie the dog is getting a spiffy new wheelchair. Angela Parker, owner of the husky-German shepherd who was paralyzed in September after being struck by two cars, said a man contacted her after The Sun...

How a Man With Tetraplegia Plays Gran Turismo Sport with His Mouth

Injured in a motorcycle accident, Alvaro Blanco is now able to play video games with something called a Quadstick. After a motorcycle accident injured his spinal cord, Alvaro Blanco was no longer able to use...

Half Access – Making Live Music Accessible

Half Access is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to making live music accessible. Our database provides accessibility info on venues to help prepare disabled folks on what to expect before arriving at a show,...

Paralyzed People Control the Robot Waiters at a Japanese Cafe

In a win-win outcome for patients with spinal cord injuries and Japanese startup tech company Ory Lab, robotic waiters are working full shifts, allowing spinal cord injury sufferers to work by proxy. Technological innovations, whether...

Quadriplegic artist, Frank Espinosa defies odds, uses mouth to paint

WHITTIER, Calif. (KABC) -- Artist Frank Espinosa helps to bring his paintings to life uses extraordinary skill, but unlike other artists, the Whittier man uses his mouth to create each one of his pieces. "I...

Scientist found genes to promote spinal cord regeneration

Humans can regenerate their peripheral nerves (PNS), but the regenerative ability does not extend to the central nervous system (CNS). So, what changed? Previously, the focus had been on identifying the cellular and molecular...

Enabling a Quadriplegic to Race Cars

Arrow gave a team twelve months to create a quadriplegic-compatible racing car - it took them five CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Arrow Electronics gave its semi-autonomous motorcar (SAM) design team a little under a year to...