Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Students from the Schulich School of Engineering addressed a common issue faced by wheelchair users as their final project before graduating — and in the process were recognized at the 2015 Capstone Design Fair.
The engineering problem was identified by the Spinal Cord Injury Program and ER physician Ian Rigby — a quadriplegic wheelchair user — who challenged the students to try climbing into a wheelchair from the floor without using their legs.
“The problem came from some of my experiences having come out of hospital with a few unceremonious dismounts on the pavement,” says Dr. Rigby.
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The Department of Clinical Neurosciences, in partnership with the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary invite applications for a full-time academic position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to serve as the Clinical Leader of the Movement Disorders Program.
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QuICR is a province-wide stroke program that aims to improve stroke outcomes through rapid clinical and neuromuscular imaging evaluation combined with fast treatment.
SAVE THE DATE: SEPT 18
Coombs Theatre FMC, 8am to noon
Topics: Parkinson’s disease, Tourette Syndrome, Psychogenic Movement Disorders, plus clinical case presentations of other interesting movement disorders.
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