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A tetraplegic patient navigates a thought-controlled wheelchair
Tetraplegic Patients Take Mind-Controlled Wheelchair for a Spin
The mobility device interprets its paralyzed user’s thoughts to steer through cluttered spaces, a study reports.
Tetraplegic Patients Take Mind-Controlled Wheelchair for a Spin
Tetraplegic Patients Take Mind-Controlled Wheelchair for a Spin

The mobility device interprets its paralyzed user’s thoughts to steer through cluttered spaces, a study reports.

The mobility device interprets its paralyzed user’s thoughts to steer through cluttered spaces, a study reports.

disability
A man in a wheelchair sits in a lab, with two scientists in the background
How STEM Can Be More Inclusive of Scientists with Disabilities
Amanda Heidt | Jun 7, 2021 | 4 min read
The culture of academia can make disabled scientists wary of disclosing their conditions or needs. Molecular biologist Justin Yerbury suggests how the system might become more inclusive. 
Savant in the Limelight, 1988–2009
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 1, 2020 | 3 min read
Kim Peek, the inspiration for the title character in Rain Man, brought public attention to savant syndrome.
When Should Service Dogs Be Admitted into the Lab?
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2018 | 10+ min read
Becoming a neuroscientist with a service dog by your side presents numerous challenges. Joey Ramp, who went back to college to study her own post-traumatic stress disorder, is learning this the hard way.
More Autism Genes Identified
Ashley Yeager | Oct 17, 2018 | 2 min read
Researchers parse genes linked with intellectual disability and autism from those tied to autism alone.
The Challenges of Bringing Service Dogs into the Lab
Jef Akst | Sep 18, 2018 | 10+ min read
Joey Ramp went back to college to study post-traumatic stress disorder. But the dogs that help her manage her own PTSD complicate her research career.
Meet An Artist With No Hands
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2016 | 4 min read
The brain can compensate for missing body parts, allowing some people, such as Matthias Buchinger, to function at a very high level despite their disabilities.
NSF Asks for Diversity-Boosting Proposals
Kerry Grens | Feb 26, 2016 | 1 min read
An initial round of grants is the start of a decade-long program.
Ready, Willing, and Able
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 1, 2015 | 8 min read
Researchers with disabilities are making their fields more accessible.
Handicapable
Kate Yandell | Sep 1, 2015 | 4 min read
Meet Tilak Ratnanather, the deaf biomedical engineer who mentors hard-of-hearing students headed for STEM careers.
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