West Orange, NJ. August 21, 2013. The July issue of the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine focuses on, "Advances in Technology for People with Spinal Cord Injury." Guest Editor Rory Cooper, PhD, is a member of the journal's Editorial Board. Dr. Cooper is the FISA/PVA Endowed Chair and a Distinguished Professor of the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh. He is also the Center Director at the Center of Excellence for Wheelchair and Related Technology, VA Rehabilitation Research & Development Center, and a Senior Research Career Scientist at the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. His commentary, Technology, trends, and the future for people with spinal cord injury is available for free download: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/1079026813Z.000000000197
Scientists, clinicians and engineers from the US, Mexico, Japan, the UK, and the Netherlands contributed to the special issue. Included are reviews on neuroprosthetic technology and functional assessment and performance evaluation for assistive robotic manipulators. Special articles address evacuation preparedness for wheelchair users, a computer-assisted rehabilitation environment for enhancing wounded warrior rehabilitation regimens and software wizards to adjust keyboard and mouse settings for people with physical impairments.
Research articles cover a range of topics:
The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine (JSCM) serves the international community of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of people with injuries/disorders of the spinal cord. JSCM is the peer-reviewed official journal of the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, a US-based multidisciplinary organization serving scientists, physicians, psychologists, nurses, therapists and social workers in the field of spinal cord injury care and research. The editor is Donald Bodner, MD, of the School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. JSCM is published 6 times a year by Maney Publishing.
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