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Overcoming a spinal injury

Watch this inspiring TED talk by Janine Shepherd. While training for the Olympics, Janine suffered a spinal injury after being hit by a truck. With a crushed L1 vertebrate, Janine underwent bilevel fusion. Listen to her inspiring presentation on her … Continue reading

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When to help a blind person?

Here’s a great video from Blind Film Critic Tommy Edison answering the question, when do you help a blind person in public? It all comes down to: Take a moment to observe the situation. Does the blind person need help? Offer … Continue reading

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Milo, Kinnect and the future of therapy

I previously wrote about the “Milo & Kate” demo for Kinect (at that time “Project Natal”) for the XBOX 360. The possibility of using a program like this for therapy seems obvious for teaching empathy or helping autistic individuals practice … Continue reading

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Video: No Barriers USA

I just came across this amazing organization on Twitter. No Barriers USA is doing some amazing things to help individuals overcome their disabilities. H.264 H.264  

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Roger Ebert’s new voice

I just have to post this. I know many of you will probably have already seen this, either on Oprah, or around the web. But, as a huge fan of the way technology can make a difference in disabled* individual’s … Continue reading

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Hardison & Associates Attorney Blair Biser Speaking about Social Security Benefits

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Bionic hand commercially available

While it does not seem as useful as Dean Kamen’s Luke arm, this prosthetic arm is commercially available today.

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Soldiers Get Virtual Reality Therapy for Burn Pain

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Vet success story – Dana Bowman

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Video: Stroke Basics

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“All About Hepatitis” video

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iBot discontinued but motorized wheelchair technology marches on

I was surprised to read in Popular Science that Dean Kamen’s iBot (an electric, motorized wheelchair which goes from four wheels to two wheels lifting the rider in the process, and can climb stairs,) has been discontinued due to costs. … Continue reading

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Video: Schizophrenia

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Video: Rheumatology and Arthritis

 

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Game or therapy?

Check out this demo for a Xbox Project Natal game called “Milo & Kate.” Can you imagine the therapeutic value of this? From phobia therapies like the one below, to helping people with social phobias, to even more complex therapies … Continue reading

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