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Articles Tagged: Equipment

Quadriplegic prepares for Mount Adams climb with Pasco man’s expertise

Published: July 18, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Simon-Calcavecchia-photo-by-heather-schofner-14Fifteen years after Pete Rieke of Pasco became the first paralyzed climber to conquer Mount Rainier on his own power, he’s taking on a bigger challenge.

He’s building a snow sled for Simon Calcavecchia, 32, a former Tri-City resident, to climb mountains, starting with Mount Adams.

Rieke, a paraplegic, used his arms to power himself up Mount Rainier. But Calcavecchia of Olympia is a quadriplegic. He has only limited use of his arms. Continue Reading »

Paralyzed Cyclist Takes the Ride of His Life

Published: July 4, 2015 | Category: Featured Videos | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Martyn Ashton wants to inspire others

In 2013, stunt cyclist Martyn Ashton, a former world champion mountain biker, crashed during a cycling event and was left paralyzed from the waist down. Continue Reading »

High-tech equipment, good attitude help after spinal cord injury

Published: July 2, 2015 | Category: News

Frank Muegge satandingStanding in one place is exercise for Frank Muegge, 57. “I stand for an hour a day to prevent bone problems like osteoporosis.”

Muegge is paralyzed from the armpits down, the result of a car accident about 10 years ago. His arms work, but his hands don’t.

His paralysis is why he’s surrounded by advanced exercise equipment such as the machine that uses electrodes to stimulate his muscles. “The muscles still can work,” he said. “They just don’t get the signals from the brain. Continue Reading »

Neuro Ex

Published: June 8, 2015 | Category: Links

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We deliver uniquely modified training programs for those with physical or neurological impairments to improve function and performance

Neuro Ex was founded on the goal of reducing the barriers to exercise for those with physical or neurological challenges. By bringing our gym to your home, we remove the added stress and cost, as well as time lost traveling to and from a dedicated facility. Our vehicles carry all of the necessary equipment to allow us to assist you in your exercise program in the comfort of your own home.

Introducing HARMONY, an Advanced Rehabilitation Robot

Published: May 5, 2015 | Category: Videos

Developed at the Cockrell School of Engineering, HARMONY is a first-of-its-kind, two-armed rehabilitation exoskeleton that is poised to revolutionize the field of rehabilitative robotics. Continue Reading »

Broadened Horizons

Published: September 23, 2013 | Category: Links
Broadened Horizons

Broadened Horizons

Broadened Horizons develops and delivers unique, innovative solutions empowering those with upper extremity physical mobility limitations with tools to break down barriers and lead fulfilling lives as equals within society. Continue Reading »

On anniversary of accident, paralyzed Severn man hopes for independence

Published: April 10, 2013 | Category: News

Evan CronhardtThere are moments in time that can forever alter your life. Evan Cronhardt’s life changed its course on April 10, 2008 as he was driving across an intersection near his Severn home. His Jeep was struck by a vehicle that may have been racing on Quarterfield Road.

Evan was thrown from his Jeep, then crushed as it rolled over on him.

He recalls the suffocating weight of of his Jeep and the tracheotomy he endured as paramedics worked to save his life.

When he awoke in a Baltimore hospital, his spine was crushed and his pelvis was broken, paralyzing him from the neck down. He started a long series of operations as doctors tried to repair his multiple broken vertebrae. Continue Reading »

AmeriGlide

Published: December 14, 2011 | Category: Links

AmeriGlide.com

AmeriGlide is the recognized leader in stair lifts, vertical lifts, and wheelchair lifts on the Internet. Americans looking for lift solutions have come to rely on our quality, reliability, support, service, and price. Our professional staff has the knowledge and expertise to help guide you through the entire process of determining which stair lift, vertical lift, or wheelchair lift is best suited for your needs. You can certainly pay more for your lift, but we can confidently state you cannot buy a better lift at any price. Continue Reading »

Piercing a Tongue, in the Name of Mobility

Published: June 6, 2011 | Category: News

CHICAGO — Martin Mireles says his mother was not happy with his tongue piercing: It didn’t fit his image as a former church youth leader.

But as Mr. Mireles told her, it was for research. Paralyzed from a spinal cord injury since he was shot in the neck almost two decades ago, he was recently fitted with a magnetic stud that allows him to steer his wheelchair with his tongue. Continue Reading »

LSU project aims to help quadripalegics gain mobility

Published: May 3, 2011 | Category: News

Like probably every other person with a severe spinal cord injury, Sloan Deumite wants to walk again. Ten LSU engineering students have spent much of their senior year trying to make that happen.

On Thursday, the students will present the first stage of a project called “Walk Again.”

The goal is to eventually produce a mechanical exoskeleton that could allow quadriplegics to walk on their own. Continue Reading »