Jenny and Abby answer some of the webs most asked questions for people living with paralysis (specifically quadriplegia)!
Early research at Mayo Clinic using stem cell therapy to treat spinal cord injuries has produced results for one patient that doctors describe as “beyond expectations.”
U.S. Army veteran and frequent traveler who uses a wheelchair discusses perils of flying and why change is needed now.
This video shows two people with cervical spinal cord injuries preparing a complex meal using adaptive tools along with regular kitchen items that make cooking possible.
This Device lets you control electronics with your face.
Quadriplegic ‘Halo’ Fan Builds Custom Controllers for Players With Disabilities
SHORT HILLS, N.J., Nov. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has partnered with Craig Hospital to introduce a new health series called Adaptive Tools for Independence. The video series highlights functional tools and adaptive equipment that is available to assist individuals living with paralysis or limited hand functions to gain more independence in their day to day activities. Daily tasks such as cooking, and bowel and bladder care are included in the first set of videos in the series. Other tasks like housekeeping, dressing, hair, and makeup will be available in the next installment. These videos aim to show how all these tasks can become much easier and be done with little or no assistance. Most of the tools featured in the videos are available online or can be crafted at home.
A tetraplegic is one who has suffered partial or total loss of use of all four limbs and torso.
Each year, it is estimated that 250,000 to 500,000 people worldwide suffer a spinal cord injury, and that 59 percent of those living with the injury are tetraplegic—experiencing the total loss of use of all four limbs and torso. Innovative research from Clinatec and the Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) has resulted in a first for a tetraplegic patient. Using a four-limb exoskeleton controlled by a neuroprosthetic, he was able to walk and use his arms.
The Lancet Neurology: Pioneering study suggests that an exoskeleton for tetraplegia could be feasible
A 4-limb robotic system controlled by brain signals helped a tetraplegic man to move his arms and walk using a ceiling-mounted harness for balance
It may look liked a souped-up electric wheelchair, but CBSN New York’s Dr. Max Gomez says it’s so much more.