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Boarding Soon: Wheelchairs on Commercial Aircraft

Boarding Soon: Wheelchairs on Commercial Aircraft

There have been efforts to make positive changes for flying with a wheelchair with input from consumer groups like the Paralyzed Veterans of America and United Spinal, as well as several airlines, RESNA, in-cabin manufacturers, and governmental agencies.

12/7/2022

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LUCI Enables Semi-Autonomous Robotic Wheelchair Controls

LUCI Enables Semi-Autonomous Robotic Wheelchair Controls

Dr. Argall's research combines artificial intelligence, rehabilitation robotics, and machine learning. One of the argallab's projects is to research and develop a semi-autonomous robotic wheelchair. The goal is to have robotic autonomy work in collaboration with the person in the wheelchair. For the last 10 years, Dr. Argall's team has had to cobble together various sensors, computer interfaces, and circuit boards to be able to read the information needed for the autonomy algorithms.

12/2/2022

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The History of Wheelchair Rugby

The History of Wheelchair Rugby

In July 2022, the USA Low Point Wheelchair Rugby team competed at the World Games in Birmingham, AL. The teams that competed made history, as this event marked the first time the World Games showcased a wheelchair sport. As an international sporting event, the World Games hosts 3,600 athletes from over 100 countries that travel to compete in more than 30 unique sporting events. It was certainly an exciting time for those in the wheelchair rugby community, but where did it all begin?

8/23/2022

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When Is the Right Time to Prescribe a Walking Frame?

When Is the Right Time to Prescribe a Walking Frame?

As a pediatric physiotherapist, one of the most frequent questions parents ask me is, "Is my child going to walk?" Naturally, it's up there as one of the most emotive topics. The dream of seeing their child take their first steps is something that all parents hope to witness. It's a highly emotive topic for us physiotherapists, too.

2/24/2022

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Who Needs Anterior Head Supports?

Who Needs Anterior Head Supports?

Head supports come in a range of shapes, sizes, and configurations. A well-designed head support provides comfort, stability, and alignment of the head and neck, enabling socialization and communication whilst keeping the airway safe for breathing and swallowing.

1/31/2022

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