Spinal Cord Injury News
A collection of posts on news, information and resources for those with spinal cord injuries.
Augmental redesigned the computer mouse with the goal of making it more universally inclusive— empowering everyone, particularly individuals with hand impairments, to use computers with greater degrees of expressivity and convenience.
MIT Media Lab spinoff Augmental, an innovative hardware startup focused on creating human-first experiences that enhance everyday interactions with digital devices and interfaces, today announces the launch of the MouthPad^ — a groundbreaking innovation that allows people to control devices purely through the movement of their tongue. The hardware company’s first device aims to push the boundaries of hands-free computing making technology more human.
Posted in Assistive Technology on April 25th, 2023.
People who have lost control of their legs following a spinal cord injury may walk again someday. A research team affiliated with Université Laval and the CHU de Québec-Université Laval Research Center has pinpointed a new neurological target that could improve the recovery of gait.
Posted in Research for a Cure on April 21st, 2023.
Doctors say they’re on the cusp of offering the chance to return function to people living with spinal cord injuries, and the treatment will soon be available in Australia.
A new study by Burke Neurological Institute (BNI), Weill Cornell Medicine, finds that activation of MAP2K signaling by genetic engineering or non-invasive repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) promotes corticospinal tract (CST) axon sprouting and functional regeneration after spinal cord injury (SCI) in mice.
Posted in Research for a Cure on January 6th, 2023.
Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to reanimate the body to help people who have experienced a severe spinal cord injury gain more mobility.
Posted in Research for a Cure on December 2nd, 2022.