Wednesday, November 25, 2020

First Annual Gaming Accessibility Awards 2020

https://youtu.be/XNzFnOaRQGY The First Annual Gaming Accessibility Awards! Alanah Pearce, Steven Spohn, and many more celebrate the games and developers who’ve helped make games more accessible...

Walter Lewis holds world record for longest living quadriplegic

GAUTIER, Miss. (WLOX) - Claiming a world record is never easy, but one man in Gautier has had a longer road to a record...

Cross-disciplinary team will design, develop devices to better treat spinal cord injuries

A team of Johns Hopkins biomedical engineers and neurosurgeons has received $13.48 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop implantable ultrasound...

Salamanders provide a model for spinal-cord regeneration

“Salamanders are unique because they are one of the only tetrapods able to regrow spinal cords with full functionality,” says Auke Ijspeert, the head...

A New Rule Means Some People With Wheelchairs Can’t Fly On American Airlines

John Morris calls himself an "aviation geek." He's a frequent flyer who, in his power wheelchair, has traveled to 46 countries. His goal is...

Passion, Purpose, Perspective: Travis Roy dealt with tragedy by devoting his life to helping others

Life didn’t play out the way it was supposed to for Travis Roy. That didn’t stop him from making his time count. Roy, a standout...

Eric LeGrand Reflects on Decade Teaching Others to Believe

Ten years after he suffered a spinal cord injury during a football game at MetLife Stadium that left him paralyzed, Eric LeGrand continues to...

Research could change how blood pressure is managed in spinal cord injury patients

CORD principal investigators Dr. Christopher West and Dr. Brian Kwon and their research teams have published a study that challenges the current standard for...

Spinal Cord Injury News

First Annual Gaming Accessibility Awards 2020

https://youtu.be/XNzFnOaRQGY The First Annual Gaming Accessibility Awards! Alanah Pearce, Steven Spohn, and many more celebrate the games and developers who’ve helped make games more accessible in 2020, in collaboration with AbleGamers. As an additional celebration for the First Video Game Accessibility Awards, Alanah decided to set up a fundraiser for Able Gamers, to continue the great...

Walter Lewis holds world record for longest living quadriplegic

GAUTIER, Miss. (WLOX) - Claiming a world record is never easy, but one man in Gautier has had a longer road to a record than most. Guinness World Record holders are often known for accomplishing great or unique feats. Walter Lewis in Gautier holds the Guinness World Record for being the longest living quadriplegic. “Since a...

Cross-disciplinary team will design, develop devices to better treat spinal cord injuries

A team of Johns Hopkins biomedical engineers and neurosurgeons has received $13.48 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop implantable ultrasound and other devices that could revolutionize care for people suffering from spinal cord injuries. The results could benefit thousands of U.S. service members and civilians who sustain spinal cord injuries...

Salamanders provide a model for spinal-cord regeneration

“Salamanders are unique because they are one of the only tetrapods able to regrow spinal cords with full functionality,” says Auke Ijspeert, the head of EPFL’s Biorobotics Laboratory. After an injury, these amphibians are able to “magically” regrow their spinal cords and regain locomotion. A team of scientists led by Ijspeert along with András Simon,...

A New Rule Means Some People With Wheelchairs Can’t Fly On American Airlines

John Morris calls himself an "aviation geek." He's a frequent flyer who, in his power wheelchair, has traveled to 46 countries. His goal is to visit every country. "I love air travel," he says. From takeoff and to the way the engines cut off right before touchdown, "that joy that I get from that is...

Spinal Cord Injury Information

The Best Wheelchair Vans for People Living with Spinal Cord Injuries

Purchasing a vehicle, whether brand new or gently used, is something that most people will do within their lifetime. Usually this involves some research,...

What happens in the spinal cord after injury?

https://youtu.be/87YphhN_HD8 In this video, Dr Mike explains what happens to the spinal cord after injury. He divides injury into primary and secondary phases, highlighting the cellular...

Classifying Spinal Cord Injuries using ASIA Scoring

https://youtu.be/LErgPVcgHW0 In this video, I explain the basis of spinal cord assessment using the ASIA scoring system and work through and example of how to...

A Primary Care Provider’s Guide to Autonomic Dysfunction Following Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury (SCI) disrupts the crucial “crosstalk” between the spinal autonomic nervous system and supraspinal control centers. Therefore, SCI may result not only...

Spinal Cord Injury Videos

First Annual Gaming Accessibility Awards 2020

https://youtu.be/XNzFnOaRQGY The First Annual Gaming Accessibility Awards! Alanah Pearce, Steven Spohn, and many more celebrate the games and developers who’ve helped make games more accessible...

What happens in the spinal cord after injury?

https://youtu.be/87YphhN_HD8 In this video, Dr Mike explains what happens to the spinal cord after injury. He divides injury into primary and secondary phases, highlighting the cellular...

Classifying Spinal Cord Injuries using ASIA Scoring

https://youtu.be/LErgPVcgHW0 In this video, I explain the basis of spinal cord assessment using the ASIA scoring system and work through and example of how to...

Quadriplegic Record-Breaking Esports Gamer RockyNoHands Signs with Luminosity

Rocky Stoutenburgh, a.k.a. RockyNoHands, has just made history yet again. The pro gamer was previously inducted into the Guinness World Records 2020 and Guinness World...

Spinal Cord Injury Answers

What is Autonomic Dysreflexia and how does it affect spinal cord injury?

https://youtu.be/kJ7QEVqYqLc This is an informative video about Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) which is a condition that affects anyone who has a spinal cord injury T6...

Can an Active Lifestyle Improve Recovery After a Spinal Cord Injury?

Permanent neurological impairments can occur after spinal cord injury (SCI) due to the failure of the spinal cord motor and sensory axons to regenerate. This...

Quadriplegics Answer Web’s Most Searched Questions on Paralysis

https://youtu.be/ibGe2ehnhWA Jenny and Abby answer some of the webs most asked questions for people living with paralysis (specifically quadriplegia)! With years of experience, they answer...

How can employers support workers with spinal injuries?

There has been slow progress in getting more disabled people into work, and those with spinal cord injuries have a particularly low employment rate....