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Dec 02, 2013 A virtual therapeutic sailing simulator is an important part of the injury rehabilitation process after damaging the spinal cord, suggests research from the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Boston. According to the study, participants used a hands on virtual simulator for 12 weeks, designed to help them learn how to sail safely. Read [...]
Dec 05, 2013 An experimental device is letting paralysed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction. Key to this wireless system: Users get their tongue pierced with a magnetic stud that resembles jewellery and acts like a joystick, in hopes of offering them more mobility and independence. Read the [...]
Nov 22, 2013 A device that could one day restore bladder function to patients with a severed spinal cord has been devised by UK researchers and tested in animals. To read more, click here.
Nov 2, 2013 Locomotor therapies re-create and repeat the pattern of walking to train the spinal cord in functions formerly controlled by the brain. Locomotor therapies re-create and repeat the pattern of walking to train the spinal cord in functions formerly controlled from the brain. More than 600 patients have trained in the system, [...]
Nov 02, 2013 Rapid advances in technology are hastening the spread of new, motion-based treatments for people paralyzed by spinal-cord injuries, raising their hopes of moving in ways they never dreamed would be possible again. Read the full story here.
The 6th National Spinal Cord Injury Conference has a website put up to provide information on this upcoming event. The theme for the conference is: Bioinformatics Inform SCI Rehabilitation, and will occur in Toronto (ON, CANADA). The Pre-course is on October 2nd, 2014 and the main conference occurs on October 3-4, 2014. The 6th National SCI Conference organizing committee [...]
Chronic Pain Following Spinal Cord Injury Reduced by Diet Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Suggests Loma Linda University Health Study
Sep 20, 2013 Chronic pain following spinal cord injury may be reduced by consuming a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, according to new research from Loma Linda University Health. The study, accepted for publication in the scientific journal Neuroscience and now available online on Science Direct, found that the pain threshold of rats [...]
Sep 20, 2013 United Spinal Association and Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation and veterans disability appeals, highlight assistance and resources for those living with SCI during Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month in September Read the full story here.