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Parents of Severely Ill Children See Benefits as Caregivers

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[05/05/2014] Benefits often coexist with the negative and stressful outcomes for parents who have a child born with or later diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, says a recent study led by a researcher at the University of Waterloo.Parents of Severely Ill Children See Benefits as Caregivers - Read more

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

 
 

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