Thursday, October 24, 2019

Video: Truck Transfer with Unlocked KAFOs

Getting in and out of a truck with KAFOs.  This is an older video with classic braces which I don't use anymore, but since there aren't many videos about everyday life with KAFOs/ long leg braces, I hope this upload will help others who are figuring out vehicle transfers.

At release from rehab, before leg braces and still in recovery from extensive upper body damage, I was told that it would take 4-5 people, a slideboard, and a bedsheet for me to get in and out of a truck.  Much healing and many steps later, what a major difference from the initial prognosis.

(Note: This video is from almost two years post-injury, with both KAFOs completely unlocked at the knees.)

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Supporting Ben Abercrombie

An update on Ben Abercrombie's progress as he returns to Harvard University while working at recovery from cervical spinal cord injury.  Please keep up the thoughts and prayers for Ben and his family. 

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019

Exoskeleton Update

A big story on all of the news outlets this week:
"Paralyzed man able to walk with mind-controlled exoskeleton suit"

From applications in medicine to industry to the military, exoskeletons are big news right now.  This interesting review, "The Human Exoskeleton comes of age," was released only a few days before the story of a new mind-controlled exoskeleton came out.