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United Spinal Association Chapter Check-In: Iowa

United Spinal Association Chapter Check-In: Iowa

Iowa Chapter: From Small Beginnings …

United Spinal Resource Center: Providing Resources and Resolve

United Spinal Resource Center: Providing Resources and Resolve

Rena Smith was desperate for help when she contacted the United Spinal Resource Center after her daughter Brittany was paralyzed last August. Less than two weeks after sustaining a gunshot wound, the doctors were talking about sending Brittany home — not because she was ready, but because she didn’t have insurance.

New Track Chair Options

New Track Chair Options

Blaze your own Trax Last May we took an in-depth look at the emerging field of track chairs. If you missed it, or have no idea what a track chair is, think wheelchair meets tank: big, powerful chairs, usually with treads to help you conquer the most unforgiving terrain. Based on the responses we got […]

Karen Quammen and Rebecca Panser

United Spinal Association Chapter Check-In: Minnesota

Minnesota Chapter Check-In; Spotlight: Twin Cities

Carol Tyson

News From United Spinal Association: January 2015

Carol Tyson Wins Dr. Rosalyn Simon Award; New Spinal Cord Resource Center Launched, United Spinal Looking at Developing App for Daily Care

The Touch-Free Sesame Phone

The Touch-Free Sesame Phone

When I think about facial recognition I think eye scanners and government surveillance, but if one Israeli startup has its way facial recognition may soon be changing the face — pun intended — of accessible smart phones. The Sesame Phone is a modified Google Nexus 5 phone that has been customized to operate using facial […]

News from United Spinal Association: December 2014

News from United Spinal Association: December 2014

In Memoriam: Terry Moakley; Wheelchair Challenge; Giving Tuesday

United Spinal Association Chapter Check-In: Illinois

United Spinal Association Chapter Check-In: Illinois

Illinois Chapter: Roughing it for Rehab; Spotlight Chicago

SCI-Related Crowdfunding Update

SCI-Related Crowdfunding Update

Hardly a day goes by where I don’t receive an email touting an upcoming or ongoing Kickstarter campaign for some sort of SCI-related crowdfunding project. In just a few years, crowdfunding has emerged as one of the most popular ways to launch new products. I honestly don’t know whether this is a good thing or […]

Movi Redesigns Hospital Wheelchairs

Movi Redesigns Hospital Wheelchairs

Hardly an issue of New Mobility goes by without news of a fancy new wheelchair model, but when was the last time you went to a hospital or care facility and saw them using anything but the drab old steel chairs with the blue or brown slingback? The image of someone uncomfortably slumped over to […]