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Tag: Kessler Foundation

Brain May Age Faster After Spinal Cord Injury

Published: January 5, 2021

TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new study supports the theory that people who suffer a spinal cord injury may also have accelerated brain aging that affects how fast they process information.

Those “cognitive deficits” are similar to those in older adults, according to research from the nonprofit Kessler Foundation in New Jersey.

Scientists Explore Deficits in Processing Speed in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury

Published: December 30, 2020

Research team finds persons with spinal cord injury and older healthy individuals have similar brain activation during processing speed tasks. Findings support the theory of accelerated cognitive aging following spinal cord injury

East Hanover, NJ. December 30, 2020. A team of rehabilitation researchers has studied processing speed deficits in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI), comparing their brain activation patterns with those of healthy age-matched controls, and older healthy individuals. They found that the SCI group and older controls had similar activation patterns, but the SCI group differed significantly from their age-matched controls.

Perspective on employment rates after spinal cord injury – 30 years after the ADA

Published: September 22, 2020

Experts detail new paradigms of vocational rehabilitation that are fostering measurable progress in employment outcomes for individuals with spinal cord injury

East Hanover, NJ. A team of experts in disability employment summarized advances in outcomes being achieved in individuals recovering from spinal cord injury. Their article, “30 Years after the Americans with Disabilities Act: Perspectives on employment for persons with spinal cord injury,”

Researchers test noninvasive brain stimulation for motor recovery after spinal cord injury

Published: August 26, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury:

With funding from the Department of Defense, research facilities in Ohio and New Jersey will conduct a multi-site study of transcranial stimulation for recovery of upper limb function in individuals with chronic spinal cord injury

East Hanover, NJ. August 26, 2019. Kessler Foundation is one of three sites participating in a study of noninvasive brain stimulation to improve upper limb function

Promising treatment for shoulder pain in wheelchair users with spinal cord injury

Published: June 12, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Researchers report initial results for a minimally invasive intervention for relief of chronic refractory shoulder pain in upper-limb dependent individuals with spinal cord injury

East Hanover, NJ. A New Jersey team of researchers has reported the successful, long-term relief of chronic refractory shoulder pain in a wheelchair user with spinal cord injury (SCI)

Kessler Foundation Highlights Research Advances at 2018 UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Published: November 29, 2018

International Day of Persons with DisabilitiesFoundation demonstrates the application of wearable robotics for individuals with spinal cord injury at United Nations program, The Art of the Possible

Each year, the United Nations commemorates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (UNIDPD) on December 3. This year, Kessler Foundation joins the IDPD program to demonstrate the contributions of rehabilitation research toward empowering people with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality across all nations. The application of new technologies, such as robotics, virtual reality, and smart devices, is a major strategy scientists are using for finding new ways to help people recover from disabling injuries and illnesses.

Kessler Foundation Seeks Volunteers with Spinal Cord Injury for New Study

Published: July 1, 2018

The Spinal Cord Injury research department at Kessler Foundation aims to promote recovery, address complications, evaluate new technologies, and better understand the experiences of people living with SCI and their families.

Dr. John O’Neill, principal investigator in Spinal Cord Injury research seeks volunteers for a spinal cord injury study. The purpose of this study is to identify ways of enhancing the use of assistive technology for individuals with spinal cord injury who live and work in New Jersey.

Multi-site Study Explores New Approach to Upper Limb Dysfunction After Spinal Cord Injury

Published: March 15, 2018

A five-year grant from National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research funds multi-site study of intermittent hypoxia in spinal cord injury

East Hanover, NJ – Kessler Foundation has been awarded an $857,600 sub-award from the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), to study a promising new intervention for upper limb dysfunction after spinal cord injury (SCI).

Spinal Cord Research Participant Shares Journey to Recovery

Published: November 21, 2017 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Steve Adubato goes on-location to the Kessler Foundation’s 16th annual “Stroll ‘N Roll” and speaks with Rosalie Hannigan, a Kessler spinal cord research participant, about her accident and her journey to recover her mobility.

Kessler Foundation and NJIT Secure $5M Grant to Study Wearable Robots

Published: January 7, 2016

Study Wearable RobotsA joint team from Kessler Foundation and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is developing new applications for wearable robotic exoskeleton devices with a $5 million federal grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research.

Researchers from the two institutions are working together on the next generation of robotic exoskeletons to improve mobility and to enable safer, more independent functioning for people with spinal cord injuries (SCI), Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and stroke. The team will also evaluate the efficacy of existing robots for restoring and expanding mobility to upper and lower extremities.