Tag: Assistive Technology
The spinal column is separated into 5 specific Functional areas.
The spinal cord is a bundle of nerve cells and fibers wrapped together extending down from the Brain stem to the lower back. The cord is protected by a kind of bone tunnel made up of Vertebrae which are separated by membranes called discs. The brain sends electrical signals through the spinal cord, giving instructions to the legs, arms, and other areas of the body.
The Transverse Myelitis Association Named Recipient of Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation Quality of Life Grant
The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) announced today that The Transverse Myelitis Association has been awarded a $10,000 Quality of Life Grant. The Transverse Myelitis Association and the Johns Hopkins Transverse Myelitis Center are co-sponsoring the Rare Neuroimmunologic Disorders Symposium. The Health Promotion Quality of Life grant will be used to support this symposium.
Columbus, OH (PRWEB) August 7, 2004 — The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) announced today that The Transverse Myelitis Association has been awarded a $10,000 Quality of Life Grant. CRPF awarded a total of $779,321
SPRINGFIELD, N.J., July 9 /U.S. Newswire/ — The July 9, 2004 edition of Science reports on an exciting study, “Cognitive Control Signals for Neural Prosthetics” by S. Musallam, B.D. Corneil, B. Greger, H. Scherberger and R.A. Andersen, supported in part by the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF). Hansjorg Scherberger, M.D., one of the co-authors of the article, was the recipient of a $100,000 CRPF individual research grant.
BRECKENRIDGE – The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) has awarded the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) a $10,000 Quality of Life Grant as part of more than $713,000 it distributed to 103 organizations nationwide recently.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 /U.S. Newswire/ — Today, Dana Reeve, wife of actor Christopher Reeve, a director of the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) and Chair of the Quality of Life Committee, visited the Walter Reed Army Medical Center to present a Quality of Life Grant check to the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine.
Prentke Romich’s HeadMaster Plus™ is a head pointing system that takes the place of a mouse. Just move your head and the cursor moves on the screen. Puff on the tube to make selections. Mouse clicks can also be made by activating an external switch (sold separately) or by dwelling with a dwell software program (sold separately). It is the only head pointing system that tracks both lateral and rotational movement. Also available for HeadMaster is an optional Remote Adapter providing for wireless infrared use and an optional Laptop Adapter.
Drink-Aide is a cost-effective solution to many caregiver concerns too. It provides a number of practical benefits including:
* Frees caregiver to attend to other needs
* Users no longer have to wait for a caregiver to quench their thirst
* May reduce the frequency of hospitalization due to urinary tract infections caused by inadequate hydration
The premier source for information on Assistive Technology. ABLEDATA is a federally funded database whose primary mission is to provide information on assistive technology and Rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources. The database contains information on more than 29,000 assistive technology products with detailed descriptions of each product including price and company information. It also contains information on non-commercial prototypes, customized and one-of-a-kind products, and do-it-yourself designs.