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Real-Time Control of Wheelchairs with Brain Waves

A new signal processing technology for brain machine interface (BMI) application In a press conference in Tokyo today, The BSI-TOYOTA Collaboration Center announced their success in developing a system which utilizes one of the fastest technologies in the world, controlling a wheelchair using bra...

Discount Medical Supplies Online Store Announces New Department Dedicated to Wheelchairs and Scooters

TheMedicalSupplyDepot.com, providing thousands of discount medical supplies to thousands of home health care providers and individuals in the U.S., has opened a new department that features a wide selection of wheelchairs and scooters plus a host of complementary shopping features. ...

Proposed Assisted Living Regulations Would Allow Facilities to Rent Inaccessible Rooms to Persons Who Use Wheelchairs or Walkers

Consumer coalition calls for quality standards to protect Pennsylvania families from inadequate regulations PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's proposed assisted living regulations would allow facilities to rent rooms to residents that do not meet current sa...

Free Wheelchair Mission to Distribute 4,400 Wheelchairs to China Earthquake Victims

IRVINE, Calif., May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The world was stunned by the news of the 7.9 earthquake in China which left nearly 70,000 dead and thousands more injured and homeless. In response to this enormous tragedy, the Irvine, CA-based Free Wheelchair Mission (FWM), a non-profit organization ded...

Knights Distribute $1 Million Worth of Wheelchairs to Veterans

Wheelchairs distributed in Washington D.C., North Texas, Los Angeles, and Chicago Effort latest in long K of C tradition of helping military and vets since World War I NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Knights o...

Knights to Distribute $1 Million Worth of Wheelchairs for Veterans

Distribution begins with ceremony in Bonham, Texas, Nov. 9 - then in Chicago, LA and D.C. Effort latest in long K of C tradition of helping military and vets since World War I NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Knights of Columbus will distribute a total of $1 million...

Knights of Columbus to Distribute Wheelchairs to Veterans in Need

Distributions latest in long K of C tradition of helping military and vets since 1916 NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- The Knights of Columbus will distribute $1 million worth of wheelchairs to veterans in need at four VA Hospital locations on Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 9...

More than 10,000 Medicare Patients in Montana Could Be Hit by Proposed Cuts to Home Oxygen Therapy; Access to Power Wheelchairs Would Also Decrease

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 10,000 Medicare beneficiaries in Montana who depend on medical oxygen therapy to treat severe respiratory conditions such as COPD may see their benefits jeopardized because of dramatic changes to oxygen policy brewing in Congress. ...

Disabled Children Claims For NHS Funded Wheelchairs

Barnardo's and Whizz-Kidz charities report that funds for wheelchair service from NHS has not reached for the last 15 years. //So the disabled children are losing out their hope due to lack of a ‘postcode lottery’ over access to wheelchairs. A wheelchair with most basic parts, was given due to ...

Ozen Engineering Inc. donates human body-modeling software to Clemson

...e software to research seating comfort and fatigue, such as long-distance driving fatigue. This research can be used to design home and office chairs, wheelchairs and car seating to improve comfort and ergonomic quality. "Currently the development of new, more-comfortable seats is based almost entirely on leg...
Wheelchairs in Medical Technology

VA Studies Advanced Prosthetic Arm

... signal that tells how strong the grip is. A stronger grip causes more vibration. VA prosthetics research also includes vision and hearing aids, wheelchairs and propulsion aids, devices to help people with brain injuries to become mobile, and adaptive equipment for automobiles and homes -- "everything that...
Wheelchairs in Medical Products

6772 Adjustable Wheelchair Scale

Description:... This adjustable wheelchair scale accommodates standard to extra-wide wheelchairs (18" to 43") and wheelchairs with anti-tip devices. The low-profile, heavy-duty, anodized aluminum weigh...
Company:Scale-Tronix, Inc.
Wheelchairs in Biological News

Selective restraints and reduced medication could reduce nursing home falls says 4-year study

...analysed 2,343 reported falls and fractures in five municipal homes to find out how they related to fall risk assessments and the use of safety belts, wheelchairs and sleeping pills. Researchers analysed incidents affecting 743 males and 1,908 females ranging from 40 to 105 years of age, with an average age o...
Wheelchairs in Biological Technology

RSCI Announces World-Leading Stem Cell Science Advisory Board

...reatments, coupled with extensive rehabilitation therapy, created the neurological redevelopment required to allow some paraplegics to rise from their wheelchairs and walk. Zannos G. Grekos, M.D., F.A.A.C. Director of Cardiology & Vascular Disease, Regenocyte and Clinical Assistant Professor, Nova Southe...

Repair Stem Cell Institute Announces Science Advisory Board

...eatments have created the neurological redevelopment required to allow some paraplegics to engage in extensive rehabilitation therapy, rise from their wheelchairs and walk. Dr. Zannos G. Grekos, M.D., Director of Cardiology & Vascular Disease at Metropolitan Hospital - Santiago, Dominican Republic, is a RSC in...

Ten Extraordinary Innovations Line Up For US $100,000 Saatchi & Saatchi Award For World Changing Ideas

...ade-like form in one easy, flowing motion. The tyre remains fully inflated and in place on the rim. Opens up possibilities for full size bicycles or wheelchairs that could be folded into a package the size and shape of a golf bag and therefore much more easily placed in cars and taxis. http://www.duncfitz.c...

Genzyme Study of Myozyme(R) for Late-Onset Pompe Patients Meets Co-Primary Efficacy Endpoints

...ly progressive debilitation and premature mortality due to respiratory failure. They often require mechanical ventilation to assist with breathing and wheelchairs to assist with mobility. About Myozyme Myozyme (alglucosidase alfa) is indicated for use in patients with Pompe disease (GAA deficiency). The U.S....

UW Trace center makes sending packages accessible to all

... poor vision and easy to use for those who could not otherwise make fine enough movements. An adjustment in the kiosks layout allows those who, due to wheelchairs or other limitations, have limited reach. The addition of audio prompts, through a headphone jack, further increases accessibility. Voice output al...
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