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Paraplegia: Spinal Stimulation Helps Four Patients Regain Voluntary Movement

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Photo: Patient moving his legs [11/04/2014] Four people with paraplegia are able to voluntarily move previously paralyzed muscles as a result of a novel therapy that involves electrical stimulation of the spinal cord, according to a study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Paraplegia: Spinal Stimulation Helps Four Patients Regain Voluntary Movement - Read more

Exoskeleton Offers New Degree of Independence

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Photo: Brian Schaffer and the exoskeleton; linked to [28/11/2012] A team of engineers at Vanderbilt University's Center for Intelligent Mechatronics has developed a powered exoskeleton that enables people with severe spinal cord injuries to stand, walk, sit and climb stairs.Exoskeleton Offers New Degree of Independence - Read more

A Better Thought-controlled Computer Cursor

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Graphic: diagrams of cursor movements; linked to [23/11/2012] When a paralyzed person imagines moving a limb, cells in the part of the brain that controls movement still activate as if trying to make the immobile limb work again. A Better Thought-controlled Computer Cursor - Read more

Paralympian Tells How Technology Changed Her Life

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[12/11/2012] Jenifer French, a sailor who won a silver medal at this summer's London Paralympics, describes in a new book how cutting-edge medical technology from the Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation Center allowed her to resume an active life after being paralyzed 14 years ago.Paralympian Tells How Technology Changed Her Life - Read more

Controlling Your Computer With Your Eyes

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[16/07/2012] Millions of people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injuries or amputees could soon interact with their computers and surroundings using just their eyes, thanks to a new device that costs less than £40.Controlling Your Computer With Your Eyes - Read more

Globetrotter in a Wheelchair: "Men with Kalashnikovs Have Arrested Me"

Far countries, foreign cultures – this are the challenges Andreas Pröve faces up to over and over again with enthusiasm. His wheelchair does not hinder his thirst for adventure, on the contrary: Just because many people do not think he is capable of doing it, he ventures the apparently impossible.Globetrotter in a Wheelchair: "Men with Kalashnikovs Have Arrested Me" - Read more

The BunBos: a Coloured Fleet

In Plaue at the Havel, Germany, the most unusual houseboats far and wide start: the BunBos. Also with bag and baggage there is enough tyre freedom on board for wheel chair drivers. Thus, adventurers can spend day and night on the water. Travelling can hardly be more uncomplicated.The BunBos: a Coloured Fleet - Read more

Brain-Machine Interface Moves Paralysed Hand

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[25/04/2012] A new brain-machine technology delivers messages from the brain directly to the muscles - bypassing the spinal cord - to enable voluntary and complex movement of a paralysed hand. The device could eventually be tested on, and perhaps aid, paralysed patients.Brain-Machine Interface Moves Paralysed Hand - Read more

Monitoring Spinal Cord During Surgery May Help Prevent Paralysis

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[07/03/2012] The American Academy of Neurology is issuing an updated guideline that recommends monitoring the spinal cord during spinal surgery and certain chest surgeries to help prevent paralysis, or loss of muscle function, related to the surgeries.Monitoring Spinal Cord During Surgery May Help Prevent Paralysis - Read more

Tongue Drive System Goes Inside the Mouth

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[27/02/2012] The Tongue Drive System is getting less conspicuous and more capable. Tongue Drive is a wireless device that enables people with high-level spinal cord injuries to operate a computer and manoeuvre an electrically powered wheelchair simply by moving their tongues.Tongue Drive System Goes Inside the Mouth - Read more

Spinal Cord Injuries: Commonly Used Supplement May Improve Recovery

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[17/10/2011] A commonly used supplement is likely to improve outcomes and recovery for individuals who sustain a spinal cord injury (SCI), according to research conducted by University of Kentucky neuroscientists.Spinal Cord Injuries: Commonly Used Supplement May Improve Recovery - Read more

Spinal Cord Injuries: First Customised Assistive Devices

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[12/10/2011] The first active orthosis prototype, developed at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), assists muscles affected by incomplete spinal cord injury.Spinal Cord Injuries: First Customised Assistive Devices - Read more

Unexpected Cell Repairs the Injured Spinal Cord

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[11/07/2011] Lesions to the brain or spinal cord rarely heal fully, which leads to permanent functional impairment. After injury to the central nervous system (CNS), neurons are lost and largely replaced by a scar often referred to as the glial scar based on its abundance of supporting glial cells. Unexpected Cell Repairs the Injured Spinal Cord - Read more

Cerebral Palsy: Osteopathy 'of no Benefit' to Children

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[23/03/2011] Research commissioned by Cerebra, the charity that helps to improve the lives of children with brain conditions, has found little evidence to suggest that cranial osteopathy is of benefit to children with cerebral palsy.Cerebral Palsy: Osteopathy 'of no Benefit' to Children - Read more

Huge Step Forward in Treating Children with Spina Bifida

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[21/02/2011] Performing delicate surgery in the womb, months before birth, can substantially improve outcomes for children with a common, disabling birth defect of the spine.Huge Step Forward in Treating Children with Spina Bifida - Read more

Walking Rehabilitation: Some Kids May Be Overlooked

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[06/12/2010] The traditional way to predict whether children can regain movement after spinal cord injuries may exclude a small subset of patients who could benefit from therapy, according to two studies presented by researchers.Walking Rehabilitation: Some Kids May Be Overlooked - Read more

Top-class sport with a handicap: MobiCup 2010

About seven million people with a disability live in Germany. According to a recent study the interest in disabled sports is increasing constantly - not only due to the recent German success at the Paralympic Games in Vancouver. Therefore it is no surprise that at the first Mobicup - a actionday of sports for the disabled - a lot was going on. Top-class sport with a handicap: MobiCup 2010 - Read more

Improving Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury

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[19/07/2010] Researchers show that treating injured rat spinal cords with an enzyme, sialidase, improves nerve regrowth, motor recovery and nervous system function.Improving Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury - Read more

Playing 'Pong' with the Blink of an Eye

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[29/03/2010] University students have developed a computer game that is operated by eye movements, which could allow people with severe physical disabilities to become 'gamers' for the first time.Playing 'Pong' with the Blink of an Eye - Read more

Canada: Famous Players Update

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[08/12/2003] Famous Players, Canada’s largest and most successful theatrical exhibitor, today announced that they are working with the Canadian Paraplegic Association and Easter Seals/ March of Dimes National Council to develop an industry wide policy for companions of Guests with disabilities.Canada: Famous Players Update - Read more

 
 
 
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