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Thought-propelled wheelchair developed in Italy
Mar 06, Technology/Engineering
Italian researchers have developed a wheelchair that obeys mental signals sent to a computer, they said Friday.
The researchers at Milan’s Polytechnical Institute artificial intelligence and robotics laboratory took three years to develop the system, Professor Matteo
Matteucci told AFP.
Why a National Mental Health Strategy Is Critical to Preventing Future Tragedies
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA – The Schizophrenia Society of Canada (SCC) extends its sympathy to both the McLean family and the Li family as they struggle to come
to terms with the tragic incident around the death of Timothy McLean.
The Schizophrenia Society of Canada remains concerned about the negative or limited information that exists regarding individuals with schizophrenia and
psychosis. This has been evident in the recent case of Vincent Li.
Since 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime, and 1 in 100 people will be diagnosed with schizophrenia, it raises the issue
for reflection on the nature of mental illnesses including what they are and what they are not in regards to symptoms, treatment and risks of violence.
Landmark Lawsuit Against Los Angeles for Failure to Include PWDs in Disaster Planning
A lawsuit was filed in Federal Court against the City of Los Angeles and County of Los Angeles to address their failure to adequately plan to meet the needs of people with disabilities in an emergency. The suit highlights a national problem, and one made especially evident during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, during which people with disabilities had their lives put at risk because of a lack of planning for this vulnerable population. The case is one of the
first of its kind in the country and the most comprehensive filed to date.
Teen Dies Following Lack of Adequate Mental Health Services
Correctional Investigator Continues to Urge Action to Address High Number of Preventable Deaths in Custody
Last update: 10:01 a.m. EST March 3, 2009
OTTAWA, ONTARIO, Mar 03, 2009 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) — A report released by Mr. Howard Sapers, Correctional Investigator of Canada, into the death of
Ashley Smith finds the teenager died following the inability of federal and provincial health care and correctional systems to provide her with the care, treatment and support she desperately needed. Addressing Ms. Smith’s specific time in the care and custody of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), the corrections Ombudsman said a culmination of failures contributed to the 19 year old’s death at the Grand Valley Institution for Women, Kitchener Ontario,
Common Vision Problem Often Misdiagnosed As ADHD
Reporting Kellye Lynn
COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ)
If you think your child had ADHD or a learning problem, it could be a commonly misdiagnosed vision problem that glasses won’t fix.
Inattention, inability to focus, lack of interest in academic activities–they’re symptoms frequently associated with ADHD.
Collaborative to Develop Online Game for MS Population
Mar 03 10:13:43 2009
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the health benefits of gaming, particularly regarding the ability of games to maintain
or improve cognitive function. Games have been developed for people with chronic conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, however nothing has ever
been created specifically for people living with Multiple Sclerosis.
Making Decisions Without Dated Information
By Donna J. Jodhan
This is the story of my life! Every time I go to analyze my ever shrinking investments, or request information from a
Governmental department, I have to wait weeks before receiving the requested information. Last year for example, I phoned the 1800 ocanada phone number
and requested a copy of the Health Canada guidelines and do you know how long I had to wait before it arrived? Three long and agonizing months! Shocker
or shaker? Maybe a shocker to the mainstream Canadian but no shocker or shaker to blind and visually impaired Canadians.
Bligh and Springborg Breaking the Law: disabled
Andrew Wight | March 2, 2009 – 5:38AM
Premier Anna Bligh and LNP leader Springborg may have violated federal and international law with their respective web sites says a Brisbane man who is
lodging a complaint with the Human Rights Commission.
Les Kerr, who is vision-impaired, is filing complaints against both major parties because neither website complies with federal guidelines on website accessibility
for the disabled.