Online Petition: Steve Beshear, Give People in Wheelchairs a Place to Park

Though there are spaces designed for ramp and lift vans, anyone with a handicapped parking sticker is allowed to park in them. As a result, many of the spaces set aside specifically for ramp and lift vans are taken by vehicles not modified for a wheelchair. Therefore, people who are wheelchair bound are forced to either take up two regular parking spaces so they have enough room to let down their ramp or use their lift, wait for one of the van accessible spaces to become free or leave the … [Read more...]

Effect of epidural stimulation of the lumbosacral spinal cord on voluntary movement, standing, and assisted stepping after motor complete paraplegia: a case study

Epidural stimulation enabled the man to achieve full weight-bearing standing with assistance provided only for balance for 4·25 min. The patient achieved this standing during stimulation using parameters identified as specific for standing while providing bilateral load-bearing proprioceptive input. We also noted locomotor-like patterns when stimulation parameters were optimised for stepping. Additionally, 7 months after implantation, the patient recovered supraspinal control of some leg … [Read more...]