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Monthly Archives: April 2019

Xbox Adaptive Controller’s next mission is helping veterans game again

The Xbox Adaptive Controller is a pretty impressive piece of kit, and though its uses in helping people with limited mobility game against are clear, it has a new mission. Microsoft announced today that...

This 91-year-old veteran created the first dog wheelchair, saving thousands of animals

https://youtu.be/VYbp42-Dqy0 “Dogs, cats, snakes, anything. People fall in love with them. There’s no replacement. They fill a chunk of life that no other being can." OXFORD, Maryland — Doctor Lincoln Parkes is no stranger to...

Australian scientist working on cure for spinal cord injury

https://youtu.be/DSdaDRTOE14 Professor Bryce Vissel from the University of Technology Sydney wants “no less than a cure” for spinal cord injury patients. In an extended interview with 60 Minutes, he says he is fighting to bring new...

Paralympian Mackenzie Soldan Is Making History in Wheelchair Tennis

The 26-year-old is the first wheelchair player to train full-time at the USTA National Campus. After winning Paralympic Gold at the 2016 Rio Games, Mackenzie Soldan considered the elite athlete chapter in her life to...

Ashlee can’t move her legs but she’s a certified scuba diver

Ashlee Florrimell is a self-proclaimed "water baby" so, despite being a paraplegic, it was a natural progression to start scuba diving and "exploring the bottom of the ocean". Ms Florrimell, 31, undertook a ground-breaking scuba...

Funding the Future of Accessible Air Travel | Michele Erwin | TEDxPlano

https://youtu.be/TENpIfpUxKA Founder and President of All Wheels Up, Michele Erwin’s interest in accessible air travel began when she realized traveling with her son who has a severe physical disability and uses a wheelchair was not...

Paralympians get chance behind the wheel of a NASCAR Cup car at Richmond

Falci Adaptive Motorsports is backed by Furniture Row's Barney Visser Five people with mobility challenges, including three U.S. Paralympians, were recently treated to a ride-and-drive experience in a Toyota Camry at Richmond Raceway. The event...

Paralyzed Secret Service agent ready for first Boston Marathon

When Don McGrail first met Garrett FitzGerald out of the Secret Service’s Boston office in September 2015, he noticed a focused, driven individual. And though FitzGerald’s circumstances have dramatically changed since, that hasn’t changed. An accident...

Molecule from Bengaluru, India lab may heal spinal injury patients

JNCASR researchers find out that it has the ability to reprogramme damaged nerve cells A small molecule synthesised by researchers at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), in Bengaluru, may have the...

Beau Vernon became a quadriplegic at 23. He has since coached two country teams...

As Beau Vernon scooped up the football one Saturday afternoon at Leongatha seven years ago, he was collected in the head by a Wonthaggi opponent. It wasn't a big hit, he said, just "wrong...