Carrie Peterson, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of Biomedical Engineering in VCU’s College of Engineering, is researching how to improve health and quality of life for individuals with spinal cord injury who use manual wheelchairs.
In celebration of the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life for people living with paralysis, announced a partnership with Google Nest to improve independence for the greater paralysis community. As part of the partnership, Google Nest is providing up to 100,000 free Google Home Minis through the Reeve Foundation for individuals and families impacted by paralysis, to enhance the quality of life at home.
After more than a year of construction, Riverside Health System’s new rehabilitation hospital in York County is finished. This facility will be a 50-bed, 52,000-square-foot rehabilitation facility on Josephs Drive off Route 17 and will have areas of expertise including brain injuries, stroke, spinal cord injuries, neurological diseases, amputation, and other orthopedic conditions.