Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wheelchair Basketball app for iPads

An app is available on the iPad, through Tactic3D, that may be useful for the thousands of wheelchair basketball players and coaches worldwide. The app allows the user to draw up a play and then watch the play in action. The figures in action are wheelchair basketball players, which allows for a more realistic, useful depiction of the play than displaying it with non-wheelchair using basketball players. Check out the video below to see how it works:

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

How to Deal with a Child's Concussion

The effects of concussions have recently become a major talking point for mainstream media in the U.S. This is mainly because of the issues many current and former NFL football players have experienced as a result of concussions during their football careers. The attention concussions have received because of those athletes has subsequently brought to light the effects of concussions on young people. For a step by step guide on how to deal with a child's concussion, check out the following link:

http://bismarcktribune.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/how-to-deal-with-a-child-s-concussion/article_365b921e-0269-11e2-b7ee-001a4bcf887a.html?comment_form=true

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Parking Mobility- app for People with Spinal Cord Injuries

For those of you using an iPhone 4, you should be aware of some of the great apps available to help people with disabilities. One of those apps is "Parking Mobility". It was recently rated as one of the best apps of 2012, for people with spinal cord injuries, by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Check the demonstration of this app in the video below...

Monday, September 17, 2012

U.S. Department of Justice Slams Florida for Placing Kids with Disabilities in Nursing Homes

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice sent out a 22 page letter slamming the State of Florida for placing many children with disabilities in nursing homes in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The letter came after an investigation by the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, which found that many children with disabilities in Florida are separated from their family for years and placed in nursing homes.

The children that are placed in nursing homes are considered medically complex or medically fragile and often require substantial medical care in order to survive daily. Some of the children have cerebral palsy or traumatic brain injuries. At many of the nursing home facilities, these children are in the same patient population as the elderly and often only leave the facility for medical care.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Power Assist Technology

Several friends of mine have recently begun using "power assisting add-ons" on their wheelchairs. The power assisting technology takes some of the strain off of the wheelchair user's hands, arms and shoulders by assiting with some power via lithium batteries. This helps limit the wear and tear on the manual wheelchair user over the course of their life. Something like this may be beneficial for you or a family member...



Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Allstate Files Suit Against Florida Brain Injury Hospital

Recently, DisabilityInsight.com posted an article regarding alleged abuse at the Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation (FINR). Allstate has subsequently filed suit against FINR for $7.6 million in unnecessary medical services.

The suit alleges that FINR falsified medical records in order to recieve millions from Allstate while failing to provide care for its patients and merely "warehousing" them. The insurance money received by FINR was as a result of the many patients the facility houses from Michigan, a state in which no-fault coverage for auto accidents does not have a cap.