KJ Walker is scheduled to speak at M-Enabling Summit Conference

The M-Enabling Summit Conference and Showcase is dedicated to promoting accessible and assistive technology for senior citizens and users of all abilities. It is an annual meeting place for all who create and contribute accessible ICT products, services and consumer technologies. With its theme of “Making Connected Things and Services …

This antibiotic will ruin you

NO! NO! Hi The antibiotics you took or are taking for your sinus infection, UTI, skin infection, laser eye surgery…ect…may have already damaged you. Cipro, Levaquin, Avalox, nearly every generic ending in “quin”, “oxacin,””ox,”…are all part of a large family of antibiotics called “Fluoroquinolones.” The FDA finally updated their warning …

Spasticity

How to fight Spasticity… MORE WAYS TO TREAT SPASTICITY… Braces. Putting a brace on an affected limb Exercises. Range-of-motion exercises Stretching. Gentle stretching of tighter muscles Movement. Frequent repositioning of body parts Medications. Medications are available to treat the effects of spasticity ITB Therapy. A programmable, battery-powered medical device that stores …

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been celebrated annually on 3 December around the world

Today, the world population is over 7 billion people. More than one billion people, or approximately 15 per cent of the world’s population, live with some form of disability. 80 per cent live in developing countries. What disability means: A disability is a condition or function judged to be significantly …

Wheelchair climbing stairs/ New

Stair-climbing wheelchairs are far from a new concept. We’ve all heard of the iBot, the stair-climbing wheelchair sold by Johnson & Johnson from the 1990s. Now a completely new design has been created by students at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. Called Scewo, their stair-climbing wheelchair …

First time in history! First president in the wheelchair !

Lenin Moreno was declared the winner of Ecuador’s April 2 presidential election, becoming the first person with paraplegia to be elected as a head of state in Latin America. Moreno, who served as vice-president of Ecuador under Raphael Correa from 2007-2013, narrowly defeated banker Guillermo Lasso to become president-elect of …

Epidural stimulations – good news

On April 3, the Mayo Clinic published the results of a new trial that further validates the effectiveness of epidural stimulation for functional improvement in spinal cord injury subjects. In this trial, a 26-year-old, three years out from a motor-complete SCI at T6, regained volitional motor function below his level …