Research


Clinician Task Force Paper on Seat Elevation Is Published

Paper focuses on the medical and functional benefits that seat elevation can provide.

ISS 2023 Calls for Abstracts

Next year's International Seating Symposium takes place in person in Pittsburgh.

NPIAP Small Grants Deadline is June 30

National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel is looking to fund projects based on the organization's research priorities.

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Demystifying Cushion Standards

What They Mean, What They Don't Mean & How They Impact Seating

What standards really mean and how they impact can seating decisions.

WTF? Study Says Swearing in PT Settings Can Be Beneficial

Researchers say swearing can reduce pain and help clients to bond with therapists.

NPIAP Launches Small Grants Program

Program will help to fund research related to pressure injury topics.

When Goldfish Drive: Researchers Unveil “FOV”

Researchers taught goldfish to operate a power mobility device. Yes, really.

Mark Schmeler: New “Participatory” Survey Seeks Input from All Wheelchair Stakeholders

Research project is examining many current factors, including policy, funding, and wheelchair provision.

New Survey: Does Wheelchair Policy Align with Needs of Consumers, Funding Sources & Providers?

University of Pittsburgh survey is part of a Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project.

Study: Saliva Test Can Detect SMA

Researchers say this new non-invasive test for spinal muscular atrophy could be performed in everyday locations.



Study: Disposable Masks Can Be Decontaminated at Home

New research could help ease PPE shortages now and in future outbreaks.

Pre-ISS Webinar Offers CEUs on Oct. 29

The presentation will examine the impact that research can have on Complex Rehab Technology.

RESNA Seeks Comments for Position Paper on AT for PreK-12 Students

Can school professionals help to advocate for assistive technology for students with disabilities?

Permobil White Paper: Standing PWCs Improve Physical & Mental Health

New research shows the wide-ranging impact that standing power wheelchairs can have on consumers' lives.

Researchers Identify New Childhood-Onset ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis typically affects middle-aged people, but a newly discovered form presents in early childhood.

European Researchers Unite to Analyze Rare Diseases

Sharing and reanalyzing data has already led to 255 diagnoses, says Solve-RD.

Study: Random Genetic Mutations Can Cause Spina Bifida

New research demonstrated random mutations resulted in spina bifida in mice.

Research: Survey Asks About Children’s Wheelchair Use in School

Clinicians are asked their perceptions for this new research study.

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Creating a Great ATP

What Qualities & Experiences Are Most Important to Seating & Wheeled Mobility Success?

Survey respondents discuss the skills and experiences needed to be successful.

University of Washington Study Examines Aging with a Disability

Participants sought for study on phone-based wellness program.

How Small Providers Can Rise Above Their Competitors