Peri Rogowski: A Lifelong Assistive Technology Champion

Peri Rogowski’s passion for assistive technology is a large part of what defines her. Last month, the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads presented Peri Rogowski with the Indiana Assistive Technology Champion award, honoring her decades-long dedication to the AT field. “In the 25 years I have worked in the AT industry in Indiana, Peri has […]

Take the Next Step with a Robotic Exoskeleton

Each year, as many as 500,000 individuals experience a spinal cord injury, and 15 million people suffer a stroke. Many people are now getting the chance to take their next steps forward with the help of EksoGT. EksoGT is the first robotic exoskeleton to be granted clearance for rehabilitation purposes for use with stroke patients […]

Shedding Light on a Hidden Disability

Brain injury (BI) is one of the leading causes of death and disability across the globe. Every year, an estimated 1.7 million Americans sustain a BI. And approximately 5.3 million are living with a disability caused by a brain injury. As discussed in a previous Easterseals blog, a TBI is “caused by a bump, blow […]

Jazz up therapy with the MusicGlove!

For individuals recovering from a stroke or other neurological injury, physical therapy is often a humdrum part of their daily routine.  Though it is necessary for recovery, therapy becomes so mundane that individuals often lack motivation and may not wholly reap its benefits.  Flint Rehabilitation Devices recently introduced a new device to jazz up this oft-humdrum therapy called the MusicGlove.  The MusicGlove […]

Mobile Music Touch

Georgia Tech’s Center for Music Technology has developed a piece of assistive technology that integrates music and therapy. This device helps people with limited or no feeling in their hands. The Mobile Music Touch (MMT) system is designed to provide an engaging hand rehabilitation aid through music. MMT consists of: a wireless tactile glove with a vibration motor for each finger a […]

The National Rehabilitation Association Presents: “New Strategies for Accomplishing the Rehabilitation Mission”

A Training Conference Hosted by: Metropolitan New York Chapter of the National Rehabilitation Association, INC. & New York University Topics Include: Employment Diversity Asperger Syndrome Counselor Wellness Veterans Mental Health Ethics Update Ex-Offenders and Substance Abuse Career Options of Rehab Professionals The conference will be held July 18th, 19th, & 20th at the New York […]