Paying Student Athletes? Part 2

Apr 24, 2014
Paying Student Athletes? Part 2

To Pay or Not To Pay?

At this point, I truly am undecided. By the end of writing this I may feel decided but will probably change my mind on it about 7 times today.


Eye Tracking Technology: How Far Will it Go?

Apr 24, 2014
Eye Tracking Technology: How Far Will it Go?

Eye tracking technology is advancing at a rapid pace. From the first implementations of facial recognition to unlocking laptops, the use of the eyes as a medium for input is continuing to develop. Some smartphones are able to scroll through various screens by detecting the motions of the eye itself, but what else can be accomplished based on this technology? As the capabilities for eye tracking increase, what can those with physical disabilities anticipate with this development?


What to Expect During an X-Ray

Apr 21, 2014
 What to Expect During an X-Ray

Of all the medical procedures out there, the X-Ray is one of the most diverse. Technicians are able to focus on almost any set of bones in almost any part of the body. Whether you’re getting a quick X-Ray of your teeth for cavities or a scan of your lower leg, here’s what to expect.


Paying Student/Athletes?

Apr 18, 2014
Paying Student/Athletes?

Athletes in revenue producing sports should be paid some of the revenue? That seems sensible enough, but for fun let’s tweak this statement. Student athletes in revenue producing sports should be paid some of the revenue! Controversy upon controversy begins.


Aging

Apr 17, 2014
 Aging

 I turned 50 six months ago!

So, the next time someone asks me my age, I’m going to say, “50 and 1/2,” with joy and enthusiasm!


#39 Roy Campanella

Apr 15, 2014
#39 Roy Campanella

Hello sports fans! Today is that wonderful time of the year when baseball is in full swing. On Tuesday April 15, we celebrated the incredible life of #42 Jackie Robinson, who was the first man to break baseball’s color barrier. As we celebrated this day, let’s also not forget to remember a man who was the first athlete to face the barriers of being an athlete with a physical disability. I am talking about #39, Roy Campanella.


Problems faced by Children with Epilepsy

Apr 14, 2014
Problems faced by Children with Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a condition, in which the person loses consciousness, generally without any warning. There is a kind of uncertainness associated with seizures as they can occur at any time without any prior warning.

Living with epilepsy is quite difficult as it presents various kinds of challenges to the life that includes relationship problems, school and employment issues etc. Epilepsy varies from person to person hence the effects may also vary from mild and minor to extremely serious ones.


How Your Own Behaviors Influence Children

Apr 10, 2014
How Your Own Behaviors Influence Children

Parents are very influential when it comes to the development of the children. Mannerisms, behaviors, beliefs and even actions are learned from an early age throughout adolescence. During this time, your own behaviors as a parent play a dominant role in how the children will develop as they grow older. If you view physical activity or fitness a specific way, there is a good chance the children will develop a similar view.


Unique Activities that Help Improve Abilities

Apr 07, 2014
 Unique Activities that Help Improve Abilities

 

Whether a congenital issue or an acquired one, chronic illnesses of any type are difficult with which to cope. Such illnesses often cause a significant decrease in the affected individual’s ability to function in any capacity, particularly cognitively. However, a number of options or activities are available that help stimulate cognitive functioning and help individuals regain and maintain that functioning and independence. Here is a list of games and activities that can help.


Innovative Harness Provides Mobility Assistance

Apr 04, 2014
Innovative Harness Provides Mobility Assistance

When her son Rotem was two years old, Debby Elnatan was told he would never be able to walk. Rotem had cerebral palsy and according to medical professionals, he had no consciousness of his legs. Debby, a music therapist from Israel, wasn’t going to let that inhibit Rotem’s life. She started walking him around every single day but as he grew, it became increasingly strenuous for the both of them. Out of her own pain and desperation, Debby decided that something had to be done to aid Rotem’s mobility whilst supporting her own. And so the Upsee was born.