Saturday, February 24, 2024

Tag: Independence

Quadriplegic Man Uses His Face to Move Wheelchair

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zARSY2UuEB4 Jim Ryan was a pilot for 38 years but that all changed three years ago while on vacation in Hawaii with his wife, Isabelle. "We...

These Modular, AI Wheelchairs Can Watch for Obstacles Ahead

Wheelchairs can't yet be summoned via voice commands or connect with other wheelchairs to issues warnings about what's ahead. Dr. Konstantinos Sirlantzis wants to...

Hoobox launches first wheelchair controlled by facial expressions

Brazilian start-up Hoobox Robotics has collaborated with Intel to produce an adapter kit that allows almost any electric wheelchair to be controlled by the...
Hand Function after Spinal Cord Injury

Hand Function after Spinal Cord Injury

https://youtu.be/nGU3dAMlXCg Learn how three people with tetraplegia (quadriplegia) have improved their hand function and increased their independence through a combination of techniques, exercises and tools....

Department of Defense Awards $2.5M for Improving Spinal Cord Injury in Rehabilitation

In the United States, more than 280,000 people—including 42,000 military veterans—are affected by spinal cord injury (SCI), including limb weakness and paralysis. While rehabilitation...

App lets quadriplegics use phone without physical assistance

https://youtu.be/yGwyLJV1Zr0 Instead of swiping with a finger, the technology lets users control the device with small head movements or voice commands. The technology can help...

Eye-Driven Wheelchair Gives Quadriplegics More Independence

For quadriplegics, life can be extremely isolated. Those without the ability to control their arms, legs or head must rely entirely on a caregiver...

‘Extreme Makeover: Home’ still changing York County quadriplegic man’s life 6 years later

Every morning, Brian Keefer looks up at the framed words of encouragement covering his bedroom wall, and he smiles. “Brian, you keep smiling because that’s...

‘The Quadfather’ has a message for techies — accessibility ‘should not be an add-on’

Todd Stabelfeldt is a pretty chill dude. He lives 90 minutes from Seattle by ferry, in a home with his wife and occasionally two...

They created a computer station — and changed a quadriplegic patient’s life

With hard work and ingenuity, three VCU occupational therapy students devised a swiveling computer table that will help Derrick Bayard increase his independence....