Posts Tagged 'assistive technology'

2017 Angel City Games

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In three short years, the annual Angel City Games have become Southern California’s premiere adaptive sports event, featuring a 4 day festival of clinics, competition, activities and celebration of Paralympic sport. The 2017 edition features five adaptive sports – Swimming, Archery, Track and Field, Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Tennis – and will be held 6/22-25 on the campus of UCLA. Competition is sanctioned by Adaptive Sports USA and USA Track and Field, and results can qualify youth athletes for the National Junior Disability Championships.

Posted by Howard Brodwin May 22, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

#ShowYourMettle on the Road With These Driving Aids

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Today, thousands of Americans are wearing and displaying their prosthetics in a show of pride and solidarity. The Amputee Coalition is encouraging amputees to demonstrate their pride online with the hashtag #ShowYourMettle. To show your “mettle” — the ability to resiliently cope in the face of adversity — you should show your “metal”.

Posted by Devin Morrissey May 08, 2017 Posted in Disability, Uncategorized 1 Comment

How an LMS Should Be Used in the Healthcare Industry

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The healthcare industry is an ever-evolving sector where the need for constant training is absolutely paramount. Doctors, nurses and a number of other healthcare workers need to be highly trained to do their jobs because after all, they have to ensure people’s well-being. Since their job comes with great responsibility, they need to always work on improving their knowledge and skills by training continuously.

Posted by Kamy Anderson Apr 07, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Four Essential Accessibility Mods for On-Demand Drivers

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While consumers around the nation have benefited from ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft, people with disabilities have been neglected by such services. In fact, Uber has recently been targeted by multiple lawsuits for failing to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. What can drivers do to better address accessibility concerns?

Posted by Devin Morrissey Mar 24, 2017 Posted in Disability No Comments

New Technology and Innovation Promises New Treatment for Paralysis

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Being the victim of an accident from a medical condition that may lead to the full paralysis is often a life-changing event. According to a 2009 study, there may be over five million U.S. residents who are living with some form of paralysis. While treatment options for patients who have a loss of sensation or movement are subject to limitations of current technology, recent and future medical innovations, promise a broad range of new treatments that may be just over the horizon.

Posted by Jennifer Livingston Jan 27, 2017 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

How Technology Will Improve Quality of Life for People with Paralysis

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Better computers and advances in neuroscience have created a recent flurry of progress in brain interface technologies and robotics. Now researchers are betting that these technological breakthroughs can pay big dividends for paralyzed patients. They can reduce the need for attendant care and improve the quality of life for the approximately six million people in the United States living with paralysis.

Posted by Jennifer Livingston Nov 29, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Are you ready for some Wheelchair Rugby?

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It’s that time of the week when at the Paralympics the sport that has everyone on their heels or wheels . This sport will either make you a lifetime fan or a hater of the sport. It is time for the world to know about the sport of wheelchair rugby. Get Ready Rio!

Posted by Bob Lujano Sep 14, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

What Are The Major Causes Of Abnormal Heart Rhythms?

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What Is An Arrhythmia?

Any irregularity in heartbeat is termed as arrhythmia. Simply put, during an arrhythmia, your heart goes out of its normal rhythm and beats faster or slower. Depending on its type and severity, this condition can be harmless or may need immediate medical care.

Posted by Shiva India Jul 15, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

The Effect of Temperature on Sleep

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I’m going to point out the obvious. The temperature you sleep in has an effect on the quality of your sleep. Trying to sleep when it is overly hot is not easy. First, you start with your feet out from under the sheets. You start to toss and turn. Eventually, much to your growing frustration, you throw the sheets off altogether. Conversely, trying to sleep in really cold temperature is arguably worse. No one enjoys the feeling of waking up in the middle of the night shivering from the cold.

Posted by Nick Hasche Jun 08, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

5 Ways Chronic Stress Impacts Our Mental Health

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Stress is one condition that most people experience, yet hesitate to accept. It may persist either for a short time or affect your overall mental health, advancing to critical mental illness. This condition can be experienced during an overwhelming or emotionally-charged situation that leads to biochemical, physiological in the brain and behavioral changes in the patient. These changes impact your personality and approach towards life.

Posted by Swati Kapoor May 11, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment