The PerfIC Cath catheter was created by Dr. Glen House, a C7 complete quadriplegic (aka: tetraplegic) who could not use any other intermittent catheters on the market because of limited dexterity. He needed a super easy-to-use catheter that was mess-free and reduced the risk of infection. Continue Reading »
Spinal Cord Injury Videos
Spinal Cord Injury Videos
New Yorkers to Cure Paralysis is a broad coalition of doctors, medical researchers, health care advocates and patients working to reestablish the New York Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP). Continue Reading »
Spinal Vein K takes on the Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven with an iPad, Garageband, SampleWiz, and two fingers! Continue Reading »
The World Stem Cell Summit honored five champions of stem cell research Thursday evening. They are: Philanthropists Denny Sanford and Malin Burnham; stem cell researcher/blogger/patient advocate Paul Knoepfler; medical journal publisher Mary Ann Liebert, and patient advocate Roman Reed.
For this blog post, I’m writing about Reed, because he gave arguably the most memorable speech advocating more stem cell research.
A spinal cord injury from a college football accident left Reed mostly paralyzed. He’s recovered use of his arms, but cannot walk. Reed and his father, Don, were among the foremost proponents of Prop. 71, the initiative that set aside $3 billion in bond money to fund stem cell research and disease treatments in California. Continue Reading »
THE STORY: Hi! I’m Britt Martin, co-founder and executive director of SPINALpedia. My dad was paralyzed in a car accident when I was 12 years old. I made this video to share why SPINALpedia needs to exist. Continue Reading »
Tobii EyeMobile is a computer access solution that puts individuals with physical and communication impairments at the forefront of consumer technology. Continue Reading »
As a junior at the University of Cincinnati, Ryan Atkins was “on top of the world”. He had a full ride scholarship, a good internship and everything that comes with college life.
“I thought at 21 years old, what could be better? And all of a sudden I’m driving with some fraternity brothers and lost control of the car,” explained Atkins.
The accident on Nov. 20, 2009 changed his life.
“Next thing I know, I broke my neck and I was in the hospital for about four months and paralyzed below the shoulders, and not really given much hope from doctors, and pretty much told that this would be my life.” Continue Reading »
Going Off-Road with Tracked Wheelchairs! Technology isn’t just fun and games… it can have a major impact in people’s lives. We’re looking at tech that enables people to overcome their disabilities! Continue Reading »
Revised Guidelines from ANSI/RESNA for Safe Wheelchair Securement with Dr. Larry Schneider (UMTRI) Continue Reading »