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UofL researchers’ discovery helping children with spinal cord injuries

Published: September 14, 2016

emmalie-696x281Locomotor training is helping Emmalie, who was unable to walk after suffering a spinal cord injury, take steps, sit up on her own and improve her range of motion. Andrea Behrman, PhD, professor in the UofL Department of Neurosurgery, researches locomotor training in children at UofL.

“It turns out the spinal cord is really really smart. And it may be as smart as the brain,” Behrman said. “The brain gets information, listens to it, reads it, responds, integrates it and generates an outcome. When (the researchers) found that out, they said ‘I wonder if anybody can use this information in rehabilitating people with spinal cord injuries?’ And the answer is yes.” Continue Reading »

Mason Ellis – Explaining Tenodesis

Published: August 16, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury: , , ,

This is a video of Mason Ellis explaining Tenodesis (movement of the wrist to move fingers). Mason is a C5, C6, C7 Complete Quadriplegic (Paralysis of all four limbs) with little tricep function.

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Using VR and an exoskeletons to help paraplegics regain movement

Published: August 12, 2016

brain-machine-interfaceAfter twelve months, eight patients and 2,052 sessions spread over 1,958 hours, Duke University is publishing some promising results from a study seeking to demonstrate the ability for brain-machine interfaces to help restore mobility in humans.

The study, which appeared this week in Scientific Reports, looked at a group of paraplegic patients suffering from a chronic spinal cord injury. The system utilized a brain-machine interface featuring an Oculus Rift headset that simulated the effect of having a neurological connection to their lower limbs. The system was also capable of moving a pair of robotic actuators to actually create movement. Continue Reading »

Meet Catfish Chris

Published: August 3, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Fourteen years ago, a car crash left Chris paralyzed from the chest down—but he didn’t let that keep him from fishing. Continue Reading »

Mower Attachment for disabled people in wheelchairs

Published: July 7, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury:

A man’s friend wanted to be able to mow the yard after his legs have lost function from M.S. so he built him this. Continue Reading »