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Back in April, I met Adrienne Lauer from Nova Southeastern University at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) conference in Philadelphia, PA. Adrienne was very kind when she approached the Reeve Foundation's Paralysis Resource Center booth.
She came up to say thank you for a recent Quality of Life Grant Nova had received to help SCI patients use iPads.
Here's an update about the grant:
The department, which is a part of NSU’s College of Allied Health and Nursing, is using a $13,000 grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to purchase 20 iPads to treat those individuals.
Because spinal cord injury victims have very limited mobility, using a desktop computer or laptop can be difficult for them. NSU researchers in occupational therapy believe that the iPad, with its lightweight, portability characteristics, as well as its touch screen, will help patients have greater access to the Internet, applications, social media outlets, music, games, GPS, and other functions.
Additionally, the iPad will make it much easier for them to read books and newspapers, which they would not have to pick up anymore.
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