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BOSTON, MA (Inside Philanthropy) — Charitable organizations are often founded in a beloved individual’s name and dedicated to a particular health condition. What’s less common is one with the level of endowment and annual giving of the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, a private foundation devoted to helping people with spinal cord injuries.
nTIDE March 2017 Jobs Report: Americans With Disabilities Reach Milestone With Full Year of Job Gains
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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