Numotion Partners with Travis Roy Foundation
- By Laurie Watanabe
- Feb 28, 2018
Numotion has signed an agreement to advise the Travis Roy Foundation, which awards quality-of-life grants for people living with spinal cord injuries.
In a Feb. 27 announcement, Numotion said its team members would apply their experience in working with assistive technology and spinal cord injury clients to advise the Foundation and assess grant requests.
The Foundation provides adaptive equipment to people living with spinal cord injuries while funding research aimed at finding a cure.
“Numotion is dedicated to helping people live active and independent lives,” said Numotion’s CEO, Mike Swinford. “The Travis Roy Foundation is doing just that, and we’re looking forward to sharing our complex rehab technology expertise to further expand the tremendous impact of these life-changing technologies.”
The Foundation was created by Travis Roy in 1997. Two years earlier, Roy had played his first hockey game for Boston University and sustained a spinal cord injury just seconds after taking the ice. The injury left Roy paralyzed from the neck down.
His story was told by ESPN in an Emmy-nominated “E:60” documentary.
In its first 20 years, the Foundation awarded more than 1,400 quality-of-life grants to people living with spinal cord injury in the United States.
“The Travis Roy Foundation is focused on empowering spinal cord injury survivors through adaptive equipment grants that encourage and promote independence,” Roy said in the announcement. “Additionally, the foundation aims to fund cutting-edge scientists working tirelessly to find breakthroughs in the world of spinal cord injuries.
“We are grateful to Numotion for their help in taking our efforts to the next level, bringing mobility solutions and technologies to more people to greatly improve their lives."
Laurie Watanabe is the editor of Mobility Management. She can be reached at email@example.com.