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Tongue-Controlled Wheelchair Performs Well In Clinical Trials
2013-11-29 04:44:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A clinical trial that pitted a new type of tongue-controlled wheelchair against traditional sip-and-puff models has demonstrated that the former could offer paralyzed men and women more independence than the latter. Sip and puff systems use a straw mounted to the wheelchair to execute four basic commands to drive the chair. The study, which appears in the latest edition of the journal Science Translational Medicine, demonstrated...

2013-11-20 23:25:10

Pittsburgh-based InventHelp is attempting to submit ideas, including the Foot Rest Saver, to companies in the hopes of a good faith review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 InventHelp, a leading inventor service company, announces that two of its clients, inventors from Pennsylvania, have designed a tether accessory that attaches to the back of a wheelchair and the footrest. This invention is patented. “Foot Rest Saver” tether would ensure that footrests remain with the...

2013-11-09 23:01:06

Nationwide wheelchair van and adaptive equipment dealer marks opening of 14,000 sq. ft. facility in Oakland, CA. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) November 09, 2013 MobilityWorks held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, November 8th for its new mobility van and equipment dealership located in Oakland. Mayor Jean Quan and City Councilmember Noel Gallo were on hand, along with representatives of various organizations in the community who serve people with physical challenges and disabled veterans. The...

2013-11-05 23:32:42

JustWalkers.com has announced a new scholarship program to help students with a mobility disability get a good education. Fulton, MD (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Limited mobility can be a major challenge in college. Though federal law requires all higher education programs to be physically accessible, the attitudes of teachers and the academic culture in general can be barriers to learning. Plus, most disabled students have lower incomes than their able-bodied peers. That’s why...

2013-11-04 23:23:40

Pittsburgh-based InventHelp is America's leading inventor service company, and is submitting the Stowable Wheelchair Table for their review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 "I have broken many plates and glasses trying to bring them between the kitchen and dining room," said an inventor from Glendale, New South Wales, Australia. "This is because I did not have a good way to carry them while maneuvering my wheelchair. My invention ensures that you have a better...

2013-10-31 23:00:13

Accessibility store owner Jon Tevz reports a significant sales increase in residential home elevators and lifts throughout 2013 sales. Tevz credits the rise from an ever-increasing population of people aged 65 and above. According to Tevz, when seniors install a home elevator, they can stay in their homes longer with the ability to travel between levels in their home independently. Bensenville, Illinois (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 "We are experiencing a surge in residential elevators...

2013-10-30 23:26:18

InventHelp, America's leading inventor service company, attempts to submit an invention, Products for the Handicap, to companies for review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 For all of those individuals who use various mobility aids, power failures can be a real problem. In order to assist them in these troublesome times, two inventors from Bridgeport, Conn., developed the PRODUCTS FOR THE HANDICAP. The kit lights the way so that the user can see where he or she is going. The...

2013-10-29 23:35:49

The Merry Walker Ambulation Device, Harroun's first invention for her new company, went through a few redesigns before it was awarded a second patent for its unique tubular steel design in 1993. Rated among its end users as the safest durable medical equipment produced in the USA, the Merry Walker Ambulation Device has become the most preferred ambulatory walker on the market today. Elberton, GA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells...

2013-10-17 16:58:15

Researchers use technology to help immobilized stroke survivors regain some independence A team of researchers from Montreal has found that stroke patients living with Locked-In Syndrome (LIS) who cannot move, swallow or even breathe on their own, can regain a remarkable level of independence with technological help. The team's findings, to be presented at the Canadian Stroke Congress, stem from a 20-year study that followed the rehabilitation of 25 LIS patients, people who are aware...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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