AIN Newsletter February 2017
World First Exoskeleton Trial Underway
Our HELLEN trial, a world first clinical trial, is underway and we commenced 2017 in a new dedicated space at the University of Newcastle.
The HELLEN trial is still recruiting and we want to speak with as many people as possible from the Hunter community. Please share our newsletter and help us connect with people living in the following areas:
We are looking for people who have had a stroke or brain injury over 3 months ago to take part in exercising in HELLEN as part of a research trial. This study is suitable for you if you are severely mobility impaired and need assistance for standing activities. You also must be a resident of the Hunter and over the age of 18 years. This research involves a 12 week exercise program. You will be asked to attend the University of Newcastle twice a week to participate in upright exercises assisted by HELLEN.
For more information and to see if you are eligible please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 0498479422.
Tax deductible donations to support the HELLEN trial to accept more residents can be made online - www.ain-rehab.org.au
With your support more projects like this one can be started in communities all over Australia!
HELLEN's New Home Opens
Thank you to the University of Newcastle for our new research space.
HELLEN Inspired Art
Thank you to our youngest volunteers from the Postol Family for helping to decorate HELLEN's room.
HELLEN Getting Ready for Work
HELLEN gets powered up to start her working day!
Neuro-rehab Awareness Day 13th August 2017 - Save The Date!
Please Save The Date! More Info Coming Soon...
Below is a flashback to #NAD2016. If you haven't already seen our awareness day message featuring international best selling author Dr Norman Doidge, please take a few moments to watch our video below.
The Award of Exoskeleton Technologies in Compensation Cases
Did you know that in 2015 in the USA the first workers' compensation payment was allowed for a robotic exoskeleton?
Did you know that in 2016 in the UK a man injured in a road traffic accident was awarded an exoskeleton by a High Court Judge?
In 2017 we would like to support the first claim in Australia for an exoskeleton like HELLEN. If you are a compensation lawyer or if you know someone with a brain or spinal cord condition who is going through a claims process at the moment, please contact us via email or telephone to find out how we may be able to help.
AIN is a registered charity. Any donation of $2 or over is tax deductible and you will receive a tax receipt via email. Thank you for your support!