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SPINALpedia Brings Six Paralyzed People to iFLY Loudoun

Last night, Determined2Heal and SPINALpedia attended iFLY Loudoun’s indoor skydiving All Abilities Night. We invited a total of four quadriplegics and two paraplegics. Our story was covered by the local CBS news. Click here to watch the segment.  

If you’re looking for a fun excuse to get out of your wheelchair, then indoor skydiving is a must try adventure. iFLY has 37 locations around the world in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia! To find an iFLY location near you click here.

$5 Million Granted to Spinal Cord Injury Robotics Research Project

Now this is awesome. A research project at Columbia Engineering just received a $5 million dollar grant to further study tethered pelvic assist device (TPAD) and epidural stimulation for recovery of standing in spinal cord injured patients. We wish them luck! Read more

Breakthrough Spinal Tap May Prevent paralysis

A brand new method of swelling prevention may lead to less severe spinal cord injuries in those with new injuries (via the Daily Mail). Read more

Synthetic Material Graphene Helps Heal Spinal Cord Lesions

Even though it’s only being done in rats, results using Graphene are exciting. “In an animal study involving a rat with a severed spinal cord, treatment with the Texas-PEG chemical restored some function within just 24 hours. After two weeks, the same rat was well on its way to a full recovery, displaying ‘almost perfect motor control.’” Read more

Determined2heal Founder Creates Slingshot Golf

Slingshot Golf is an adapted sport for folks of ALL SCI levels. An able-bodied assistant, and specialized slingshot and pendulum are required. See how it’s played as demoed by our founder Josh Basile, a lifelong golf junkie and C4-5 quadriplegic who created this sport. Watch

ReWalk Sells 100th Personal Exoskeleton

ReWalk just sold their 100th personal exoskeleton! Will these replace wheelchairs one day? Ranging in price from $70,000 – $85,000, it seems unlikely until the price comes down. We are thrilled to see these growing in use however. Read more

Duke Researchers Discover Virtual Reality + Exoskeltons Help Return Movement, Sensation

Duke University has made some surprising SCI research headway! They recently released the following video explaining the unexpected results they discovered while studying an exoskeleton they made for paraplegics: VR (virtual reality) combined with weekly exoskeleton use helped restore some movement and sensation in those who participated, including chronic injuries. Exciting! Watch here

Not Just Donald Trump’s Punching Bag: The Disability Community Has Policy Priorities, Too

Don’t use as as a sympathy card or worse. We as voters with disabilities have real issues we want considered by a Presidential candidate. Read about three of these issues – the Disability Integration Act, ADA Notification Bills, and ending sub-minimum wages – detailed eloquently by Sarah Blahovec for the The Huffington Post. Read her article

Virtual Reality Surprises, Helps Cure SCI

Duke University researchers have discovered virtual reality combined with brain-muscle stimulation can trigger return in people years after their injury. Now THIS is real-life results to get excited about. Learn more about this surprising discovery here

SCI research alert: Transcranial magnetic stimulation

Encouraging results are being shown using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) (a type of non-invasive neurostimulation) with the stimulation of peripheral nerves (via Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation). Read more

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