In Canada, depression affects one in seven people over the course of their lifetime and costs the economy over $6 billion per year.

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Exoskeletons in The Closet

Various studies have documented the mental as well as physical benefits of these types of devices. “I think exoskeletons are going to be a game-changer,” says Craven. “There’s lots of rehab technologies in the past 20 years that have come and gone … but the functional abilities of people with spinal cord injuries with and without the device are just so different.”

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New Surgical Procedure

Les Baugh lost both arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago and was able to operate the system by simply thinking about moving his limbs during a short training period.

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Don’t Leave Home Without It!

Occupational therapists are often involved in the mounting of ventilators to both power and manual wheelchairs. However, there are few guidelines and limited literature available to assist therapists with this process.

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Seating Symposium Highlights

This conference is considered to be one of the premier meetings in the world of dedicated researchers, clinicians, manufacturers and others who work to improve seating and mobility among people with disabilities.

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One Size Does Not Fit All

What do rehabilitative medicine, aerospace engineering and the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) have in common? The answer is GaitTronics, an Ontario-based company.

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GPS Supports Aging

The Locator Device Project is a research project grant funded by Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education conducted by Alberta Health Services with key Alberta stakeholders.

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