News

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-images-session-5-image451119
Helen Hayes Hospital, located in West Haverstraw, NY, introduces group therapy sessions for individuals with aphasia.
http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-mount-everest-image6810500
In separate attempts, two amputees—USMC Staff Sgt Charlie Linville and Paralympian Jeff Glasbrenner—have successfully climbed Mount Everest.
http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-image-gavel-scales-money-desk-judge-wooden-image46358826
A nationwide disability discrimination case against Lowe’s has been settled, resulting in the retailer agreeing to pay $8.6 million to affected claimants.
http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photos-wheelchair-sign-disability-access-parking-area-people-direction-disabled-people-image50613463
The aging population and the demand for mobility from people who might otherwise be bedridden are growth factors in the power wheelchairs and personal mobility markets, according to a new report.
http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-senior-lady-wheelchair-holding-hands-image24032920
Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities (AID), which opened its doors in January 2016, aims to serve the disabled community across the country by being a voice for them as well as to provide resources for individuals in need.
http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photos-news-image8586393
Medica Fair Asia 2016 is set to take place August 31 to September 2 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-images-financial-graphs-analysis-accounting-image18357619
A new report from Data Bridge Market Research delves deep into the global internal neuromodulation devices market.
iBOT copy
Toyota Motor North America has entered an agreement with DEKA Research and Development to help DEKA continue its development and launch of the next generation iBOT motorized wheelchair.
L6-LN-group_stroke
Recently published guidelines recommend robot-assisted gait training and virtual reality to aid stroke rehabilitation and recovery.
http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-broken-bone-image29261735
A phone survey of hip fracture patients suggests the possibility of mismanagement and misinformation among patients and physicians regarding osteoporosis.
The Philadelphia Hand Center (PHC) announces that shoulder and elbow specialist Kenneth A. Kearns, MD, has joined its staff of orthopaedic physicians of the hand, wrist, arm, elbow, and shoulder.
MFB PM&R Residency Program
Applications are now being accepted for the newly launched Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency program at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.
Cloud computing concept
In collaboration with Liaison, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) offers a centralized application service (CAS) for graduate degree programs focusing on occupational therapy assistants.
Sean M. McNally--Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic’s new executive director--succeeds Karl F. Stein, who is retiring after 15 years of service.
special offer star
Via an exclusive partnership with BraunAbility, Costco is now offering special pricing on wheelchair-accessible vehicles as well as discounts on adaptive equipment and mobility component parts and service.
http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-image-money-laptop-image2417286
Oakland, Calif-based Physical Therapy Innovations (PTI) reports that, after upgrading its analytics and services solution to the Total INSIGHT system from Clinicient, it has seen a $50K revenue increase over the course of the year.
se.hero.select.5
Updates to the 2017 version of Mobility Ventures’ MV-1 vehicle include a power liftgate, LED headlamps, and an improved user interface for the touch screen radio.
http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-virtual-reality-image27204
The use of virtual reality as a rehabilitation aid after experiencing a stroke may have some effect on the patient's arm function and activities of daily living.
http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photography-market-research-accounts-image6225582
Many segments of the robotics market—including handicap assistance robots—could see an increase in revenue from 2016 to 2020, according to a market report from Technavio.
http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-evaluation-image23157564
Colorado, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania rate as the top three states for people with disabilities for 2016, according to data compiled on Rankings.com, a site devoted to providing product and resource rankings.