Monday, July 6, 2020

Tag: Adaptive Equipment

Adaptive clothing for women and men that is stylish and functional

Published: June 9, 2020 | Spinal Cord Injury:

From adaptive dresses to adaptive clothing accessories, there are increasingly more options for shoppers across major retailers.

For a very long time, the fashion industry left people with disabilities behind. The few clothing options available were shapeless, drab and closer to hospital garb than anything that could come off a New York runway. “There’s been this stereotype that we can’t take care of ourselves, which means we can’t be fashionable,” says Chelsie Hill, a 28-year-old dancer and model who’s been using a wheelchair ever since a spinal cord injury left her paraplegic at 17.

Buttons 2 Button Magnetic Adaptor Dressing Aide

Published: June 1, 2020

Wareologie is excited to launch with Buttons 2 Button Magnetic Adaptors. Convert your shirt buttons and buttonholes into magnetic closures. Overcome dexterity challenges and make it easy to get dressed and undressed.

Quadriplegic ‘Halo’ Fan Builds Custom Controllers for Players With Disabilities

Published: November 12, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Quadriplegic ‘Halo’ Fan Builds Custom Controllers for Players With Disabilities

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to Partner with Craig Hospital for New Video Series

Published: November 1, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Christopher & Dana Reeve FoundationSHORT HILLS, N.J., Nov. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has partnered with Craig Hospital to introduce a new health series called Adaptive Tools for Independence.  The video series highlights functional tools and adaptive equipment that is available to assist individuals living with paralysis or limited hand functions to gain more independence in their day to day activities.  Daily tasks such as cooking, and bowel and bladder care are included in the first set of videos in the series. Other tasks like housekeeping, dressing, hair, and makeup will be available in the next installment. These videos aim to show how all these tasks can become much easier and be done with little or no assistance. Most of the tools featured in the videos are available online or can be crafted at home.

Former boxer opens adaptive gym for people living with paralysis

Published: July 23, 2019

CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Former boxing champion and Rhode Island native Gary “Tiger” Balletto opened the doors Tuesday to the state’s first adaptive gym designed for those struggling with paralysis.

Woman Goes Adaptive Heliskiing in Valdez, Alaska

Published: June 20, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury:

A disabled mum achieved her dream of heliskiing and the magical moment was captured in an amazing video.

No Limits: Paralyzed man motivates others with wheelchair art

Published: January 20, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury:

It all started with rain-soaked wheelchair tire treads that patterned across the driveway of Jeremy Bigelow’s Holland home.

“I was driving through puddles in my driveway one day, and seeing the tracks all over the place, and I thought it would be cool to somehow paint my tires and put it on canvas,” said Bigelow, a quadriplegic since he injured his spinal cord in a car crash in 2010.

That revelation might have been the catalyst for a burgeoning art career that Bigelow says he never expected when this whole adventure began, but those closest to him would say it’s his attitude that propelled him into the Toledo area’s creative scene.

Voice-operated Camera for Journalist in Need

Published: December 23, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury: , , ,

This journalist needed a voice-operated camera, but there was ‘nothing’ on the market. So he made her one

As a trapeze performer, Carolyn Pioro made flying and flipping through the air look easy. Movement, she once said, was her life.

That changed forever in September 2005. Pioro was training for a performance with a Toronto-based circus when a mid-air flip went terribly wrong. She fell 40 feet, landed badly in the safety net and severed her spinal cord.

Girl with disability triggers invention that’s sweeping the globe

Published: November 30, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury:

“I have saved recess for myself and a million other people!” Zoey Harrison exclaimed.

ITHACA, Mich. – Sometimes in life, ”unintended consequences” happen. They are outcomes that are not the ones foreseen and intended by a purposeful action.

It’s occurred for a family in the mid-Michigan community of Ithaca, – in a big way – and they have their disabled nine-year-old daughter to thank for it.

Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller ranked one of the top inventions of 2018

Published: November 16, 2018

Microsoft’s Xbox division scores another high mark, but not for acquiring another studio or adding another game deal to its holiday season shopping list this year, rather for its recently released Xbox Adaptive Controller.

According to Time Magazine, Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller is amongst the magazines fifty Best Inventions of 2018.

For people with limited hand and arm mobility, it can be tough to play video games, which are generally controlled using small buttons and joysticks.