About Sesame: Serendipity Brought Them Together. Purpose Kept Them Going. Oded Ben Dov was demonstrating a game on TV that was controlled using head gestures. Giora Livne, a former Navy Commander who is a quadriplegic, called him up the next day said, “Hello, I can’t move."
In 1969, Bikila was driving his car when he had to swerve to avoid a group of protesting students. He lost control of the car and it landed in a ditch, trapping him. He was freed but the accident left him quadriplegic. His condition improved to paraplegic. Niskanen convinced him to take up archery and Bikila entered competitions for athletes in wheelchairs. On 25 October 1973, Bikila died at the age of 41 from a cerebral hemorrhage, a complication related to the car accident.
Machine for upper body strengthening: allows people with and below quadriplegia (tetraplegia) due to spinal cord injury to do all the necessary upper body exercises necessary for rehabilitation and maintenance, without any assistance.