Sunday, April 25, 2010

Touch Bionics Releases Two New Prosthetic Fingers

Touch Bionics has released a pair of superbly sensitive prosthetic fingers devices that are the latest in assistive technology for finger and arm amputees. More information after the jump.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Stay Safe! Wheelchair-Vehicle Standards To Look For

If you drive or are a passenger in a car seated in your wheelchair, knowing how your car would perform in a crash test may save you from being injured in a crash, if not save your life. The “wheelchair-vehicle interface,” that is, how well-suited your wheelchair is to your car from a perspective of safety, stability, and convenience, is a basic consideration of adaptive driving, for example, with a wheelchair vans. To ensure that your wheelchair car or van is a safe as possible, you’ll want to know how your chair does in a crash test.  More info after the jump.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Paralyzed Limbs Revived By Hacking Nerves

A Neural Engineer from Case Western Reserve University, Matthew Schiefer, has developed a brilliant workaround for spinal cord injuries, and it may someday let paraplegics activate their legs just by pushing a button.  More after the jump.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Get Your Dance On: US Wheelchair Dance Schools

Integrated sport dance companies pair people in wheelchairs with able-bodied dance partners. Those involved in wheelchair dance sport say they are inspired, feel more confident and some even report they need less physical therapy. After the jump are some of the most well-known integrated wheelchair dance sport organizations in the United States.