Paralyzed Veterans of America supports numerous efforts in the field. For example, at the Center for Neuroscience and Regeneration Research at Yale University, scientists study nerve regeneration, demyelination of the nerves, and chronic pain, while member organizations of the International Campaign for Cures of Spinal Cord Injury Paralysis fund research towards a cure for paralysis. And since 1980, treatments for SCI/D complications have been studied by the PVA-endowed Professor in spinal cord injury/disease (SCI/D) Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
You can visit the Wheelchair Standards website for updates on adaptive equipment. Or read how the University of Pittsburgh’s Human Engineering Research Laboratories develop the adaptive equipment of the future, train staff and students in rehabilitative technologies, and test wheelchairs and assistive technology products.