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Current Studies & Research
The interFACE Lab

The interFACE Lab The Interactive and Functional Assessment of Communication and Emotion (InterFACE) Center is a natural observation laboratory designed to research emotional and behavioral deficits in people with neurological,… Read More


TrackTBI Investigator: Richard Rodgers, MD TRACK-TBI:  The multicenter Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury (TRACK-TBI) study aims to improve success of clinical trial design through the collection and analysis of… Read More

Training to Reconnect with emotional awareness therapy

Training to Reconnect with emotional awareness therapy (TREAT) Investigators: Dawn Neumann, Flora Hammond The purpose of this study is to teach participants with traumatic brain injury to develop better emotional… Read More

Avanir Study

Avanir Study Sheryl Katta-Charles MD, Principal Investigator A Phase 2, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to assess the efficacy, safety and tolerability or AVP-786 (deudextromethorphan hydrobromide [d6-DM]/quinidine sulfate [Q]) for… Read More

Monitoring Safety and Training in Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

Long-Term, Prospective, Non-Interventional Study Monitoring Safety and Training in Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries and Their Trained Companions Recently Initiated with the ReWalk™ Personal Device. Flora Hammond, MD (PI), funded… Read More

Wheelchair Fencing August 10th, 2012

In wheelchair fencing there are three different categories of play, which all relate to the type of weapon being used.  The weapons that can be used during wheelchair fencing are foil, saber and epee.  The difference in the weapons is shown in the type of weapon it is, how long and heavy it may be and just how able one can be to strike their opponent.

Wheelchair fencing is played out in a much confined space compared to able bodied fencing.  The entire course of play is competed at arm’s lengths distance.  Much like any wheelchair sport, the wheelchair is a vitally important piece of equipment.  The wheelchair must be easily adjustable and checked, along with your other equipment, at each tournament.  A wide range of abilities and ages can participate in wheelchair fencing, as there are classification groups that will specify your abilities and who you can play against.