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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Record-breaking wheelchair team pulls plane at Heathrow to help disabled flying charity

Published: February 7, 2019

UK charity Aerobility has joined forces with British Airways and Heathrow Airport Ltd to set a new record for the Heaviest aircraft pulled over 100m by a wheelchair team.

These Modular, AI Wheelchairs Can Watch for Obstacles Ahead

Published: February 6, 2019

Wheelchairs can’t yet be summoned via voice commands or connect with other wheelchairs to issues warnings about what’s ahead. Dr. Konstantinos Sirlantzis wants to change that.

Electric wheelchairs offer independence to those with mobility issues, but there are still limitations. They can’t yet be summoned via voice commands or connect with other wheelchairs to warn each other about obstacles ahead. Or can they?

Dr. Konstantinos Sirlantzis, Senior Lecturer in Intelligent Systems at the University of Kent, envisions a smart wheelchair future enabled by robotic plug-ins and add-ons.

Life-changing injury leads to research career for Peter Grahn, Ph.D.

Published: February 6, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury:

WILLMAR — A diving accident the summer after he graduated from Willmar High School changed the whole course of Peter Grahn’s life.

The spinal cord injury he suffered was life-altering but it’s also what led him to his calling — as a researcher into the intricacies of neuromodulation at the Mayo Clinic.

The work he’s doing at Mayo could someday enable people like him to recover, even if only partially, from spinal cord injuries that limit their ability to walk, use their hands and move around freely.

Disabled golfer becomes first worldwide to captain an able-bodied club

Published: February 5, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury:

A golfer who uses just one arm to play his shots is set to become the world’s first paraplegic captain of an able-bodied club.

Terry Kirby, 63, was a budding new golfer before – in a devastating turn of events – he lost all feeling below his chest following the removal of a tumour found on his spinal cord.

Mr Kirby, who had one leg shorter than the other, was visiting the doctors in 1994 to be given a shoe stint.

However, he was rushed to hospital after a doctor commented on the weakness of his legs.

Sex, Love and Intimacy After Spinal Cord Injury – Mt. Sinai Hospital

Published: February 1, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Sex, Love and Intimacy After Spinal Cord Injury is a series of professionally developed videos that explore the topic of post spinal cord injury sex.

This video project was created through a grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation and support from community partners to provide more educational resources about sex, sexuality and intimacy after spinal cord injury. These videos were shot during a one day medical professionals’ conference and a two day consumer conference at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City. They consist of personal interviews, as well as some positioning devices and techniques to try if you are someone living with a spinal cord injury or the partner of someone living with a spinal cord injury.

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