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This podcast introduces you to cutting-edge science, technology, and innovation that provide real-life impacts for people with disabilities. Companies and researchers around the world are creating new products and improving the accessibility and affordability of technology to facilitate mobility, communication, and participation. In partnership with the disability-focused start-up accelerator Remarkable, the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation (CPARF) is working to support the development of new assistive devices and accessible technology to improve the lives of people with cerebral palsy (CP) and other disabilities. In each episode, you’ll hear from entrepreneurs and experts who are helping to bring life-changing products to the market, as well as people with disabilities who share their valuable insights from lived experience using these innovations in their everyday lives. Listen and subscribe to learn more about how you can benefit from today’s latest advances in disability tech.

Changing What's Possible: The Disability Innovation Podcast Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 14 Ratings

This podcast introduces you to cutting-edge science, technology, and innovation that provide real-life impacts for people with disabilities. Companies and researchers around the world are creating new products and improving the accessibility and affordability of technology to facilitate mobility, communication, and participation. In partnership with the disability-focused start-up accelerator Remarkable, the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation (CPARF) is working to support the development of new assistive devices and accessible technology to improve the lives of people with cerebral palsy (CP) and other disabilities. In each episode, you’ll hear from entrepreneurs and experts who are helping to bring life-changing products to the market, as well as people with disabilities who share their valuable insights from lived experience using these innovations in their everyday lives. Listen and subscribe to learn more about how you can benefit from today’s latest advances in disability tech.

    7 - Ease Your Mind Post-Stroke With Nuroflux’s Portable Brain Monitoring

    7 - Ease Your Mind Post-Stroke With Nuroflux’s Portable Brain Monitoring

    Approximately 15 million people worldwide have a stroke each year, and clinical monitoring after a stroke is critical for early detection of secondary strokes. In this episode, we hear more about the start-up company Nuroflux from Sam van Bohemen, Co-founder, CEO, and CTO. Nuroflux is part of the Remarkable Accelerator Program, and they are creating a wearable system that provides continuous, quantitative monitoring of blood flow and activity in the brain for use in people after a stroke. Later in this episode, David Smith shares insights about his stroke and recovery before Nuroflux was created. He discusses his experience and how he thinks Nuroflux could help others who have a stroke in the future.Support CPARF: https://cparf.salsalabs.org/give/index.html

    • 21 min
    6 - Travel Better With an Accessible Audio Guide to the World From Vacayit

    6 - Travel Better With an Accessible Audio Guide to the World From Vacayit

    This episode features Vacayit, a Remarkable Accelerator Program (#RA22) startup company that created an accessible travel platform for blind and low-vision tourists. Vacayit CEO and Founder Hailey Brown tells us more about the company and how they use audio to share stories, soundscapes, and history from places all over the world. Next, we hear from Lisa McEwan, Head of Content at Vacayit, who draws from personal experience to bring the feeling of different destinations to life by creating and curating content tailored to people with low to no vision.Support CPARF: https://cparf.salsalabs.org/give/index.html

    • 25 min
    5 - Make Walking Easier One Step at a Time With Wearable Robotics From Biomotum

    5 - Make Walking Easier One Step at a Time With Wearable Robotics From Biomotum

    Around 30 million people around the world experience mobility challenges that impact their daily activities. We’re excited to introduce you to Biomotum, a start-up company dedicated to developing life-changing rehabilitation robotics to help improve mobility for people with cerebral palsy and a wide range of other conditions and disabilities. Biomotum Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer Dr. Zach Lerner shares more about the company and their SPARK device in the first half of this episode. Nicole Hastings joins us in the second half of the episode to share her son’s experiences using the Biomotum SPARK over the past three years.Support CPARF: https://cparf.salsalabs.org/give/index.html

    • 44 min
    4 - Personalize Your Health and Fitness with Accessercise: An Accessible Fitness App

    4 - Personalize Your Health and Fitness with Accessercise: An Accessible Fitness App

    Take control of your own health and fitness with a new exercise app designed specifically for people with disabilities! In this episode, we introduce you to Accessercise, a start-up company in the Remarkable Accelerator Program (#RA22) that helps people with a wide range of disabilities independently achieve their fitness goals. Ali Jawad, four-time Paralympian Powerlifter and Co-Founder of Accessercise, shares the company’s story and how his experiences informed the development of their innovative exercise app. In the second half of the episode, Becky Porte shares how Accessercise has helped in her own fitness journey, as well as her work as a personal trainer for others with disabilities.
    Support CPARF: https://cparf.salsalabs.org/give/index.html

    • 27 min
    3 - Bring Your Therapy Anywhere With RecoveryVR

    3 - Bring Your Therapy Anywhere With RecoveryVR

    Virtual reality (VR) has many exciting applications. This episode highlights a start-up company in the Remarkable Accelerator Program (#RA22) that is using VR to enhance rehabilitation and therapy. RecoveryVR CEO and Founder Christian Doran describes how they are increasing engagement and enjoyment during therapy sessions for people with a wide variety of health conditions and disabilities. Our second guest, Ian Cheok, is an occupational therapist in Australia who uses RecoveryVR to personalize and augment the therapy he provides for his patients who experience chronic pain, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other conditions.Support CPARF: https://cparf.salsalabs.org/give/index.html

    • 33 min
    2 - Empower Yourself at Home With Smart Tech from Homeable

    2 - Empower Yourself at Home With Smart Tech from Homeable

    In our conversations with Zoe Davies and Mel Le Bas, we discuss personalized and accessible smart home solutions from the Australian startup company Homeable, a participant in the 2022 Remarkable Accelerator Program (#RA22). As one of the co-founders, Zoe is dedicated to increasing independence and empowerment for people living with disabilities in their own homes. Mel Le Bas shares how she helps the team develop Homeable and uses it to customize her own home with accessible smart technology tailored specifically to her needs and priorities.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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I love these podcasts, they’re so informative and gives one a chance to learn about the science and technology innovations that are cutting edge for the disability community. So interesting, I highly recommend them.

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This podcast is so needed! Those challenged with disabilities and their caregivers need every bit of information availble to them to help them enjoy life to the fullest! Well done!

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Amazing perspectives on the future of technology and disability. Great hosts!

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