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Yearly Archives: 2019

Kansas man creating custom Halloween costumes for kids in wheelchairs

Published: October 11, 2019

OLATHE, Kan. (KAKE) -A Kansas nonprofit is again going above and beyond for kids in wheelchairs this Halloween by creating custom costumes.WDAF reports Walkin’ and Rollin’s over-the-top designs stop people in their tracks. One of their latest was for an 11-year-old Kansas City Chiefs fan from Eudora.

John Pittman now gets to cheer on his favorite team in his Arrowhead Stadium Halloween costume.

Model in wheelchair shares what it meant to be a part of New York...

Published: October 11, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

“To now be a part of this representation is really beautiful and overwhelming because I craved it so much when I was little.”

All eyes were on the stunning wedding dresses at New York Bridal Fashion Week, but there was one special moment that stole the show.

Cleveland researchers develop technology to give spinal cord injury patients use of hands back

Published: October 4, 2019

CLEVELAND — Ground-breaking, life-changing research is happening at MetroHealth Medical Center when it comes to spinal cord injuries and giving people function back.

Intel, Brown University collaborate on “intelligent spine technology”

Published: October 3, 2019

With $6.3 million in DARPA funding, Intel, Brown and other partners will work on building the AI-driven hardware and software needed to treat spinal cord injuries.

When someone suffers a severe spinal injury, their brain’s electrical signals can get cut off from their muscles, leading to paralysis. It’s a devastating problem, especially since the human body cannot regenerate severed nerve fibers. But with the help of the right AI-driven technologies, medical professionals may eventually be able to help spinal injury victims regain muscle control and sensation.

The Lancet Neurology: Pioneering study suggests that an exoskeleton for tetraplegia could be feasible

Published: October 3, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury:

A 4-limb robotic system controlled by brain signals helped a tetraplegic man to move his arms and walk using a ceiling-mounted harness for balance

iBOT, The Ferrari Of Wheelchairs, Offers A Lot More Than Just Mobility

Published: October 1, 2019

It may look liked a souped-up electric wheelchair, but CBSN New York’s Dr. Max Gomez says it’s so much more.

Teacher carries student with spina bifida on back so she can enjoy field trip

Published: September 25, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury:

10-year-old Ryan King has spina bifida, and when field trips are not wheelchair accessible, she has to miss out. But on a recent trip for school, Ryan got to join in on the fun – because a teacher volunteered to carry her the whole way.

Best Sports to Play Following a Spinal Cord Injury

Published: September 25, 2019

Sustaining any form of serious injury can be terrifying, however, when that injury affects your spinal cord, it can be somewhat even more worrying. This is particularly true for those who have always been active, but now face the prospect of life in a wheelchair.

The good news is that just because someone has a spinal cord injury, this does not mean that they have to give up when it comes to participating in sports. There are numerous sports which are incredibly popular among the disabled community and plenty of opportunities to get involved for fun or competitively.

A sisterhood for partners of men with spinal cord injuries

Published: September 24, 2019

After Elena Pauly’s boyfriend sustained a spinal-cord injury in 2016, she turned to Google for guidance on how to navigate the challenges of her new role as both a romantic partner and caregiver.

Her search: “My boyfriend sustained a spinal cord injury. Now what?” didn’t turn up anything useful. It was a couple of weeks after her partner, Dan Duffy, was injured, and Pauly was feeling alone and isolated, with no one who understood the unique position she found herself in.

Animal-assisted therapy aids in spinal cord injury recovery

Published: September 23, 2019

Every year, approximately 17,000 new cases of spinal cord injury are reported in the United States. Recovering from an SCI can take a huge mental, emotional and physical toll on patients, but animal-assisted therapy may play an integral role in easing some of the challenges patients face.

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have partnered with Hand in Paw, Alabama’s premier animal-assisted therapy provider, to assess the efficacy of AAT dogs as an aid in rehabilitation following an SCI.

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