3D Technology Prints Prosthetic for Violinist.

I find it very exciting when technology comes to the aid of our disabled community.  So I am delighted to bring you news about a young violinist who has benefitted from the wonders of 3D printing technology. If you are familiar with the incredibly beautiful sounds a violin can produce, from melancholy strains to bright and powerful... more →
Posted in: amputee

Multiple Sclerosis and Exercise – Important New Facts.

Disabilitymatch has many users with MS so we were very interested with this article which talks about the relationship between multiple sclerosis and physical exercise.  If you have any thoughts please leave a comment below or tweet us @disabilitymatch. It can cause a wide range of symptoms including difficulties with the movement... more →
Posted in: disability, multiple sclerosis

Important Advance in Crohns Disease Research

Crohns disease is a real disability for its many sufferers and disabilitymatch has many crohns people using our site and following our twitter feed.  So we are delighted that we are hearing about exciting developments in treatment for this debilitating ailment. Those who suffer with the disease know the effect that the symptoms... more →
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Rio Medal Winners Delighted in Every Sense.

What a wonderful idea -Paralympic medal winners now look and sound like champions. This is a great step forward in Paralympic medal design that can delight winners in each of their senses. That’s because when the gold, silver and bronze medals for the 2016 games in Rio are shaken, they each make a different noise. The new feature... more →
Posted in: paralympics

7 Day NHS a Fantasy For Disabled Community.

  The UK’s disabled community is in greater need of a 7 day NHS than other groups and so the fading fantasy of that happening soon is something tat is troubling to all of us regardless of medical complication or disability.  Even if the promised £350Million per week from Brexit actually happened the NHS would struggle... more →
Posted in: disability, nhs

Claire Shows the Power of Bionics on Great North Run.

One of the most amazing things I saw at NAIDEX this year was the bionic suit created by ReWalk which provides an exoskeleton for amputees and quadriplegics.  Claire  Lomas is a shining example of how robotics and determination can work together to achieve greatness. Claire Lomas, from Leicestershire, was paralysed from the chest... more →
Posted in: amputee, disability, innovation in disablity, medical innovation

Latest Prosthetics Enhance Lives of Amputees.

When you consider just how many people lose limbs every year from road accidents trough to diabetes any advances in prosthetics are to be welcomed.  One of the pioneers in the field of amputee rehabilitation is Dr. Esquenazi  at Moss Rehab in Philadelphia. It’s sophisticated computer technology that allows specialists at Moss-Rehab... more →
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Mental Health Patients Often Held in Police Cells – Shameful!

Heads should be hanging in shame in the West Country today as a report indicates that mental health patients in a crisis situation are often being held in police cells instead of a suitable mental care facility. The report by the Care Quality Commission – the body that assesses healthcare – found there were significant... more →
Posted in: mental health

Paralympics Coming to Rio 2016

Well, we have just been through an incredible 16 days of Olympic excitement in RIO.  I have been glue to my sofa every night watching niche sports into the early hours on BBC.  I had never shown any interest before in women’s hockey events BUT when we have a Team GB match with medals at the end of it then it takes on a whole... more →
Posted in: disability, disability podcast, paralympics

Neuroscience Helps Paralysed Man Move His Hand & Wrist

An extraordinary development in neuroscience technology that has been developed between researchers  in New York and Newcastle have allowed Ian Burkhart from Ohio – a quadriplegic – to move his hand and wrist.  WE are so excited with the way in which technology is moving forward in the field of disability  that we... more →
Posted in: amputee, innovation, quadriplegic, technology
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