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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Spinal Cord Injury: Pros and cons of robotic exoskeletons

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...

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

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...

COVID‐19 and Spinal Cord Injuries: The viewpoint from an emergency department resident with quadriplegia

Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) present distinct physiological and social considerations for the emergency physician. During the COVID‐19 pandemic, these considerations may generate unique challenges for emergency physicians managing patients with SCIs. Physiological disruptions may...

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

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...

Tongo – Tongue Based Operating System

https://youtu.be/CvdbkO_E2AY 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. Hear the real life, inspiring stories of Sefi and...

Medical student’s journey inspires UB community

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...