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Check out some of the latest adaptive technology: a wheelchair treadmill, a computer-controlled orthotic, and a rotating bed!
It’s always exciting when researchers receive funding to develop new treatments for spinal cord injuries and other neurological conditions. Here are a few of the latest.
ALS treatment could effectively treat spinal cord injuries, research shows.
I always love bringing you the newest innovations in adaptive tech that can help us thrive. All three of these devices were honorees at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mobility devices for people with disabilities are becoming more sophisticated than ever. Here are two of the latest, both of which balance on just two wheels.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that it’s awarding more than $8 million to train medical students and residents in caring for people who have physical or developmental disabilities, limited English skills, or both.
A lot of talented people are working hard on new therapies for spinal cord injuries. Here are three new developments bringing us closer to a cure.
The financial site Wallethub has ranked the best and worst U.S. cities for people with disabilities. See which city comes out on top and how your city — or those near you — compare.
According to a new study, wheelchair users are nearly three times more likely than non-wheelchair users to be readmitted to the hospital following total shoulder replacement surgery.
It’s always exciting when someone comes up with a new, innovative wheelchair that can help us thrive. Here are four that recently caught my eye.
A new spinal cord injury rehabilitation suit driven by artificial intelligence should lead to more effective treatment after a spinal cord injury.
People With Disabilities Experience Health Disparities; Funding Awarded to Help Students With Disabilities Find Jobs
The National Institutes of Health has determined that people with disabilities are one of many U.S. populations that experience health disparities, a finding that will support federal research to address the problem.
Cutting-edge 3D printing technology for wheelchairs is set to make production more efficient, more personalized, and cheaper.
For the first time, a team of researchers has allowed mice with complete spinal cord injuries to walk again. To accomplish this feat, they…
A new proposed rule would keep medical providers funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from discriminating against people with disabilities.
A study of more than 22,000 people with multiple sclerosis has, for the first time, identified a genetic variant associated with faster progression of the disease. The findings could lead to new drugs that may help preserve the health of people who live with MS.
Do You Have Trouble Using Public Walkways and Parking Spots? These New Government Guidelines Should Help.
New guidelines from the U.S. Access Board aim to help federal, state, and local government agencies make pedestrian and parking facilities more accessible to people with disabilities.
People with paralyzed hands could soon regain function in their fingers, thanks to a new device being developed by German university researchers.
Every so often, I post about the latest adaptive equipment that catches my eye. Here’s a roundup of six pieces of gear you might find helpful – maybe even transformative.
New Carbon Fiber Scooter Auto Folds and Has Airline-Friendly Batteries. Here’s How it Compares to Similar Travel Scooters.
A new carbon fiber scooter will make it easier for people with disabilities to travel by air, bus, cruise ship, or car.
For the first time, a man living with quadriplegia can move and feel someone’s touch below the level of his injury with the help of artificial intelligence (AI) and microchips implanted in his brain.
People with disabilities in the United States achieved record employment numbers in July, according to a new report.
Patients recovering from a severe spinal cord injury can develop an immune deficiency that makes life-threatening infections more likely, according to a new study.
Smartbox, a company that creates assistive technology that helps disabled people to communicate and be independent, has introduced new software to help people master eye gaze technology.