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Submitted by quentincollier on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 11:00am

Engineering students rise to challenge with wheelchair assist device

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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Movement Disorders Program

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.

Please click here for details about the position.


Check out the QuICR site!

QuICR is a province-wide stroke program that aims to improve stroke outcomes through rapid clinical and neuromuscular imaging evaluation combined with fast treatment. 

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Movement Disorders Symposium 


Coombs Theatre FMC, 8am to noon

Guest speakers:

  • Dr Anthony Lang, University of Toronto
  • Dr Alberto Espay, University of Cincinnati
  • Dr Joseph Jankovic, Baylor College of Medicine

Topics: Parkinson’s disease, Tourette Syndrome, Psychogenic Movement Disorders, plus clinical case presentations of other interesting movement disorders.

Click here for poster

Audio Podcast:
Family Caregivers Unite

DCNS neurologist Dr. Michael Hill is interviewed by Dr. Gordon Atherley for the Family Caregivers Unite podcast series.

To view other podcasts in this series, click here.