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Smart Apartment Kitchen Demo for Spinal Cord Injury at Helen Hayes Hospital

Published: December 26, 2017

The Smart Apartment is an interactive model that replicates a typical home, but with one very important difference: it is equipped with an array of assistive technology and universal design features that enable individuals with disabilities to control their surroundings.

Reflex control could improve walking after incomplete spinal injuries

Published: February 5, 2013

52431_webA training regimen to adjust the body’s motor reflexes may help improve mobility for some people with incomplete spinal cord injuries, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health.

During training, the participants were instructed to suppress a knee jerk-like reflex elicited by a small shock to the leg. Those who were able to calm hyperactive reflexes – a common effect of spinal cord injuries – saw improvements in their walking.

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