Sunday, April 18, 2021

Tag: Equipment

How I fell in love with my wheelchair – Tim Rushby-Smith

Don’t ever call me ‘wheelchair bound’. My wheelchair doesn’t bind me – it liberates me! The wheelchair represents many different things, depending on the beholder’s personal experience. Many is the time I have been acutely...

Enabling a Quadriplegic to Race Cars

Arrow gave a team twelve months to create a quadriplegic-compatible racing car - it took them five CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Arrow Electronics gave its semi-autonomous motorcar (SAM) design team a little under a year to...

How a ‘nightmare’ motorcycle accident sparked a quadriplegic’s entrepreneurial inspiration

After his physiotherapy ended, a quadriplegic created his own wall gym Antonio Ramunno knew he shouldn't have been out on his motorcycle, but it was such a beautiful night. It was almost four years ago....

Modified wheelchair that climbed Snowdon crowned at Remap awards

A modified wheelchair pieced together so that a campaigner could use it to climb Mount Snowdon is one of the winning pieces of equipment at the Remap awards, which took place recently. The “Snowdon Push”...

Specialty wheelchairs help athletes thrive

 TAMPA (FOX 13) - They are athletes who have faced more challenges than sports but there's a company in Pinellas Park giving them a competitive edge with the right set of wheels. Top End Wheelchairs...

Bionic bodies: From typing with a glance to restoring paralyzed limbs, new technology aids...

If eye-gaze technology, motion sensor tracking and functional electrical stimulation sound like secret weapons of the CIA, you’d be half right. Much of the newfangled equipment in use for those with medical disabilities came...

Indiana AgrAbility Project keeps farming accessible for all

Twenty years ago, Justin Hosler met a man he shared two things with: life-changing injuries that rendered both of them unable to walk and physical therapy sessions. In rehabilitation, it bothered Hosler to watch...

Technology helps disabled lead more enriching lives

On any given day up to 25 individuals with varied disabilities are hard at work in the EP!C Hub computer lab in Peoria, earning a paycheck and cultivating independence thanks to assistive technology. The Hub...
EKSO Bionics Exoskeleton

Robotics are helping paralyzed people walk again, but the price tag is huge

Ashley Barnes was 35 years old when doctors told her she would never walk again. A botched spinal procedure in 2014 paralyzed her from the waist down. The Tyler, Tex., resident had been an avid...

REACT: Spinal Cord Injury Recovery

REACT's Neuro-Restorative program is for those seeking a comprehensive recovery through customized, one-on-one neuromuscular training. https://youtu.be/JcA2pw4JnU4 REACT is committed to providing a comprehensive activity-based restorative therapies (ABRT) program for individuals with spinal cord injuries and similar...