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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Spinal Cord Injury: Pros and cons of robotic exoskeletons

Published: April 29, 2020

Robotic exoskeletons have emerged as a helpful rehabilitation tool for disabled and people suffering from several health-related consequences after a spinal cord injury (SCI).

Exoskeletons are wearable robotic units, controlled by computer boards to power a system of motors, pneumatics, levers, or hydraulics to restore locomotion and improve quality of life. Used by facilities for rehabilitation purposes in medical centers or home use, Exoskeletons have the potential to revolutionize rehabilitation following SCI.

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and Shepherd Center Publish New Resource to Help Prepare...

Published: April 23, 2020

Booklet provides information, hope for patients and families.

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, in collaboration with Shepherd Center, recently published “Restoring Hope: Preparing for Rehabilitation After Spinal Cord Injury.” The booklet aims to help patients and families learn about spinal cord injury, organize information, chart a path and choose a rehabilitation program.

When you can’t cough ― extra COVID-19 precautions for people with physical disabilities

Published: April 14, 2020

Mayo Clinic – ROCHESTER, Minn. — People with conditions such as spinal cord injury, Lou Gehrig’s disease and multiple sclerosis are at risk of developing severe respiratory problems related to COVID-19 because the muscles that help them breathe already may not function normally.

“When you have a condition that causes paralysis, or weakens muscles in the chest, abdomen or diaphragm, you may not be able to remove lung secretions by coughing,” says Kristin Garlanger, D.O., a Mayo Clinic physiatrist. “You may have difficulty inhaling and filling the lungs with oxygen that is carried to the rest of the body.

Tongo – Tongue Based Operating System

Published: April 2, 2020

A new invention turns the tongue into a digital operating system, and can change the lives of millions of people with disabilities around the world.

Medical student’s journey inspires UB community

Published: April 2, 2020

Farzana Ali learned many important skills throughout her four years as a medical student in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. But to the many people who came in contact with her along the way, it was she who was teaching valuable lessons — in patience and perseverance.

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