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nTIDE March 2017 Jobs Report: Americans With Disabilities Reach Milestone With Full Year of Job Gains

April 7, 2017
Marketwired

EAST HANOVER, NJ (Marketwired) — Americans with disabilities continue to outpace their counterparts with disabilities, achieving a full year of job gains, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). 

Man Moves Paralyzed Legs Using Device That Stimulates Spinal Cord

April 3, 2017
Mayo Clinic

ROCHESTER, MN (Mayo Clinic) — Mayo Clinic researchers used electrical stimulation on the spinal cord and intense physical therapy to help a man intentionally move his paralyzed legs, stand and make steplike motions for the first time in three years. 

Social Music Network Helps Disabled

March 24, 2017
The Daily Gazette

TROY, NY (The Daily Gazette) — The intersection of technology and art can lead to some incredibly beautiful things, bringing people together in dynamic ways. But the power to create a social music network for disabled musicians, or those hoping to become one, is something new entirely, and in the works here locally. 

New Mobile App Promotes Fitness for People with Spinal Cord Injury

March 16, 2017
Shepherd Center

ATLANTA, GA (Shepherd Center) — Shepherd Center, in collaboration with MobileSmith, has developed a mobile app called SCI-Ex to promote fitness for people with spinal cord injury (SCI). The app, which is available for both Apple and Android devices, provides video demonstrations with detailed descriptions of proper equipment use, accurate transfer methods and adaptive exercise techniques. 

Brain-Computer Interface Advance Allows Fast, Accurate Typing by People with Paralysis

February 21, 2017
EurekAlert!

STANFORD, CA (EurekAlert!) — Brain-computer interface advance allows fast, accurate typing by people with paralysis in Stanford-led study. A clinical research publication led by Stanford University investigators has demonstrated that a brain-to-computer hookup can enable people with paralysis to type via direct brain control at the highest speeds and accuracy levels reported to date.

The Pieces That Power CAF’s Athlete Grants | The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation

February 11, 2017
Challenged Athletes Foundation

SAN DIEGO, CA (Challenged Athletes Foundation) — Everyone is invincible when they’re young. At 21 years old, 6 feet tall, and 185 pounds, my ego and athleticism were larger than life. I dove headfirst into the final water obstacle during a mud race at the behest of the race announcer and immediately broke my neck.

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