Enabling the Disabled: Restoring Movement with Machines

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By Caleb Hanks

Former fiction murder/mystery writer Jan Scheuermann has, for the last 10 years, lived a in a motorized wheelchair, unable to move except for her head and neck. But despite being diagnosed with spinocerebellar degeneration, Schaeuermann is now giving hope to the estimated 150,000 others affected by the disease worldwide.

Having volunteered to participate in a program led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine partnered with UPMC, she


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