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La sicurezza delle persone con disabilità

La sicurezza delle persone con disabilità | Beyond Disability | Scoop.it
Ovvero “dal progetto inclusivo alla gestione dell'emergenza”, vale a dire i due temi principali che saranno al centro dell’incontro organizzato per il 25 gennaio a Pordenone dal locale Comando Provinciale dei Vigili del Fuoco, in collaborazione con...
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Also The Queen loves the British Paraorchestra - West

Also The Queen loves the British Paraorchestra - West | Beyond Disability | Scoop.it

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ecco i musicisti più amati dalla regina di inghilterra

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Brothels for people with disabilities, yes or not? - West

Brothels for people with disabilities, yes or not? - West | Beyond Disability | Scoop.it

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Disabilità, niente pensione se in famiglia si guadagna più di 1343 euro

Disabilità, niente pensione se in famiglia si guadagna più di 1343 euro | Beyond Disability | Scoop.it
“Se la direttiva Inps non cambia non mi resterà che divorziare”. Renata Piccolo, trentenne residente a Bologna e sposata da 3 anni, si lascia andare con amarezza a questa considerazione dopo
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SAREMO COSTRETTI TUTTI A DIVORZIARE

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Vegetative Ontario man Scott Routley ‘talks’ to researchers through brain scans

Vegetative Ontario man Scott Routley ‘talks’ to researchers through brain scans | Beyond Disability | Scoop.it
Neurology: London Ont.man Scott Routley, in vegetative state since accident, communicates with researchers through brain, says he’s not in pain...
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Tragic Beauty; Agustin And His Helicopter

Tragic Beauty; Agustin And His Helicopter | Beyond Disability | Scoop.it
I live in the deepest depth of curiosity: where bottomless vision is served fresh each day, where honest ingenuity is …Continue reading »...
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Crowd-Sourcing Brain Research Leads to Breakthrough

Crowd-Sourcing Brain Research Leads to Breakthrough | Beyond Disability | Scoop.it
In “an example of social networking in science,” data from more than 100 centers identified genes that play a role in intelligence and memory.
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Memory Linked To Specific Brain Cells

Memory Linked To Specific Brain Cells | Beyond Disability | Scoop.it
Happy or frightful memories like the first kiss or a bump in the night leave memory traces or engrams that we may stimulate when we remember things in the past, complete with time, place and all t...
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Censis. Sanità: boom della spesa privata. Cala quella pubblica. Corsa al “low cost”

Censis. Sanità: boom della spesa privata. Cala quella pubblica. Corsa al “low cost” | Beyond Disability | Scoop.it
Tocca quota 30,6 miliardi di euro la spesa privata dei cittadini per la salute (+8% nel periodo di crisi 2007-2010). E per il 31,7% degli italiani la qualità del Ssn è peggiorata. Partita la caccia alle offerte del «low cost» sanitario.
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The Patient of the Future - Technology Review

The Patient of the Future - Technology Review | Beyond Disability | Scoop.it
Internet pioneer Larry Smarr's quest to quantify everything about his health led him to a startling discovery, an unusual partnership with his doctor, and more control over his life.
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New Wellcome exhibition: "Brains: The mind as matter"

New Wellcome exhibition: "Brains: The mind as matter" | Beyond Disability | Scoop.it

From 29 March - 17 June 2012, the Wellcome Collection (London) will hold a new exhibition entitled "Brains: The mind as matter": This free exhibition aims at exploring "what humans have done to brains in the name of medical intervention, scientific enquiry, cultural meaning and technological change” and features over 150 artefacts including real brains, artworks, manuscripts, videos and photography...."

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Research shows brain more flexible, trainable than previously thought

Opening the door to the development of thought-controlled prosthetic devices to help people with spinal cord injuries, amputations and other impairments, neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Champalimaud Center for the...

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RSA Animate - The Divided Brain

In this new RSAnimate, renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our 'divided brain' has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and...
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Lavoro a rischio per le persone con disabilità | Cronaca | www.avvenire.it

Lavoro a rischio per le persone con disabilità | Cronaca | www.avvenire.it | Beyond Disability | Scoop.it
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Wii Fit therapy for motor disability - West

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My Love/Hate Relationship With The Brain

My Love/Hate Relationship With The Brain | Beyond Disability | Scoop.it
I know that as a medical student and a fellow miraculous survivor, I should, like Jill Bolte Taylor, maturely and gracefully appreciate the awesome intricacies and tenacious strength of the brain. Instead, I'm totally disgusted by it.
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‘Me Before You,’ by Jojo Moyes

‘Me Before You,’ by Jojo Moyes | Beyond Disability | Scoop.it
In Jojo Moyes’s novel, the young assistant to a quadriplegic devises adventures they can undertake together.
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I haven't read it yet, but this review makes it quite appealing...

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Amputee Climbs A Chicago Tower With A Mind-Controlled Bionic Leg

Amputee Climbs A Chicago Tower With A Mind-Controlled Bionic Leg | Beyond Disability | Scoop.it

Software engineer Zac Vawter, who lost his leg as the result of a motorcycle accident three years ago, will climb 103 flights of stairs at Chicago’s Willis Tower on November 4th using a bionic leg. This historic climb is part of SkyRise Chicago, an event that raises funds for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC)’s world-class clinical care and innovative research. For the world’s tallest indoor stair climb event, Vawter will use a mind-controlled prosthetic limb, which is driven by his own thoughts.

 

When his leg was amputated, Vawter received the Targeted Muscle Reinnervation procedure pioneered by the RIC’s Center for Bionic Medicine. This allows amputees to have more natural control of prosthetic devices. He then became part of RIC’s unique research trial and travels to Chicago every few months to test the one-of-a-kind bionic leg. It interacts with him so when he pushes on the device to stand up, it reads his intentions and pushes back on him to propel him up. Vawter said:

 

One of the biggest differences for me is being able to take stairs step-over-step like everyone else. With my standard prosthesis, I have to take every step with my good foot first and sort of lift or drag the prosthetic leg up. With the bionic leg, it’s simple, I take stairs like I used to, and can even take two at a time.


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"Belle le nostre vittorie ora più attenzione ai disabili"

"Belle le nostre vittorie ora più attenzione ai disabili" | Beyond Disability | Scoop.it
Il presidente del Comitato Paralimpico, Luca Pancalli, soddisfatto del bilancio di Londra: "Bene le 28 medaglie, sono fiero di questa Italia. Elezioni presidenza Coni?
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Brain Scanner Being Used To Give Stephen Hawking A New Voice | Singularity Hub

Brain Scanner Being Used To Give Stephen Hawking A New Voice | Singularity Hub | Beyond Disability | Scoop.it

World renowned scientist Stephen Hawking has given so much to the world of physics. Now he’s doing what he can for biology – and perhaps he will benefit from the experience himself in a big way. Hawking is testing the iBrain, a user-friendly brain scanner that can be worn all the time. At the very least the tests will help to improve the iBrain, but if things go exceedingly well, the device could help Hawking to speak...

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Infographic on physician-patient communications. Do patients do most of the talking?

Infographic on physician-patient communications. Do patients do most of the talking? | Beyond Disability | Scoop.it

Infographic on physician-patient communications. What patients do more of the talking? (Check out this #Infographic on physician-patient communications. Do patients do most of the talking?


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Dennis Hong: Making a car for blind drivers | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Using robotics, laser rangefinders, GPS and smart feedback tools, Dennis Hong is building a car for drivers who are blind.
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Scientists claim brain memory code cracked

Despite a century of research, memory encoding in the brain has remained mysterious. Neuronal synaptic connection strengths are involved, but synaptic components are short-lived while memories last lifetimes.
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Eythor Bender demos human exoskeletons | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Eythor Bender of Berkeley Bionics brings onstage two amazing exoskeletons, HULC and eLEGS -- robotic add-ons that could one day allow a human to carry 200 pounds without tiring, or allow a wheelchair user to stand and walk.
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The Forgetting Pill Erases Painful Memories Forever

The Forgetting Pill Erases Painful Memories Forever | Beyond Disability | Scoop.it
Jeffrey Mitchell, a volunteer firefighter in the suburbs of Baltimore, came across the accident by chance: A car had smashed into a pickup t...
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