Texas Moving Forward with Budget Cuts for Disabled Kids’ Therapy Services

Lauretta Jackson, a physical therapist from Any Baby Can, works with Sara weekly to improve her body strength. Nonprofit therapy providers are worried budget cuts made by lawmakers will put them out of business. Callie Richmond By Elena Mejia Lutz and Edgar Walters / 11.28.2016 More than a year after lawmakers originally ordered it, Texas announced[…]

Cybathlon: A Bionics Competition for People with Disabilities

Testing new ways to navigate a complicated world. ETH Zurich/Alessandro Della Bella, Author provided By Dr. Robert Riener / 08.31.2016 Professor of Sensory-Motor Systems Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Millions of people worldwide rely on orthotics, prosthetics, wheelchairs and other assistive devices to improve their quality of life. In the United States alone, there[…]

Moving Exoskeletons from Sci-Fi into Medical Rehabilitation and Therapy

Is this the future of physical therapy? Shutterstock By Dr. Reza Langari (left), Rana Soltani-Zarrin (center), and Amin Zeiaee (right) / 07.13.2016 Langari – Professor of Mechanical Engineering Soltani-Zarrin – PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering Zeiaee – PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering Texas A&M University Chances are, you’ve seen a person using a powered exoskeleton[…]

How Universal Design Can Help Every Voter Cast a Ballot

One balloting machine for all voters: universal design is accessible for everyone, with or without disabilities. University of Florida By Dr. Juan E. Gilbert Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Chair, Associate Chair of Research Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department University of Florida In the 2012 presidential election, 15.6 million people with disabilities reported[…]