Phantom Limb Pain Relieved

Phantom pain video feedback  monitor

Max Ortiz Catalan has developed a new method for the treatment of phantom limb pain PLP after an amputation. The method is based on a unique combination of several technologies, and has been initially tested on a patient who has suffered from severe phantom limb pain for 48 years. A case study shows a drastic reduction of pain.

via Phantom limb pain relieved when amputated arm is put back to work.

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Assistive Technology Blog: WHILL Type-A Four Wheel Drive Now Available in US

The award winning team behind the WHILL Type-A comprises of talented people who’ve worked at Nissan, Sony, Olympus in the past, will be selling 50 units in California this summer and all over the US in the winter. Pre-order is available for an initial deposit of $500. The purchase price for this product is $9,500 which does not include shipping etc. I am hoping that insurance companies would be able to fund the purchase of this wheelchair for those who really need it.WHILL Type-A can handle any kind of terrain without showing any signs of stress, thanks to its four wheel drive.

via Assistive Technology Blog: WHILL Type-A Four Wheel Drive Stylish Wheelchair!.

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Technology for Self – Regulation | OT’s with Apps

the adventures of super stretch app interface The OT with Apps blog shared recommendations from Susan Lewis Stokes in her article “Just RELAX!? Using Technology for Self Regulation for Students with Autism. In an article, Just RELAX!? Using Technology for Self Regulation for Students with Autism (Lewis Stokes, 2014), autism consultant, Susan Lewis Stokes shares technology for self-regulation for students with autism. Self-regulation of emotions is defined as the ability to calm yourself down when you’re upset and cheer yourself up when you’re down (Stosny, 2011). Here are a few apps and resources shared by  Susan Lewis Stokes in her article and as curated by OT’s with Apps in the past.”

via Technology for Self – Regulation | OT’s with Apps.

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How To: Hop, Pop, and Jump

This video depicts the way Mary Allison has found to navigate life. What works for her may not be feasible for you. It is important to take proper precautions while trying new skills and note that some skills may not be safe for you to attempt. In some cases riding an escalator may be prohibited for individuals who use a wheelchair.

via How To: Hop, Pop, and Jump (Part One) – YouTube.

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Ready to Print

Pre-writing and writing skills development for iPad, Kindle, and Android tablets. Visit www.ReadyToPrintApp.com for more info.

via Ready to Print version 3.0 – YouTube.

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ModMath

ModMath user interfaceThe first iPad app made specifically for people with dysgraphia and dyslexia. Use the touchscreen and keypad to set up and solve math problems. And never use a pencil and paper to do math again.

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Can Audio and/or Digital Books Improve Your Child’s Learning Outcomes? – Part l – National Center for Learning Disabilities | NCLD.org – NCLD

Child wearing headphones

Research now demonstrates that when children with LD are given accessible instructional materials often referred to as AIM — textbooks or learning materials that are delivered in audio and/or digital formats — they can excel in school and also learn to enjoy reading.

via Can Audio and/or Digital Books Improve Your Child’s Learning Outcomes? – Part l – National Center for Learning Disabilities | NCLD.org – NCLD.

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How To: Choose a Wheelchair

Welcome to Episode 1 of a How To video series presented by NCHPAD with the help of Mary Allison Cook, a wheelchair user for the past 23 years. She will lead us through a number of How To’s for the wheelchair user. In this video you will learn the important aspects of how to choose a wheelchair that is right for you.

via How To: Choose a Wheelchair – YouTube.

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An Artificial Hand with Real Feeling | MIT Technology Review

An Artificial Hand with Real Feeling

A new nerve interface gives a sense of touch to a prosthetic limb.

Prosthetic hand grasping cherries

 

Igor Spetic’s hand was in a fist when it was severed by a forging hammer three years ago as he made an aluminum jet part at his job. For months afterward, he felt a phantom limb still clenched and throbbing with pain. “Some days it felt just like it did when it got injured,” he recalls.

via An Artificial Hand with Real Feeling | MIT Technology Review.

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BIG Launcher for Android

Big Launcher app interface

 

A fast and simple Android interface for seniors and people with vision problems.

via BIG Launcher for Android.

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