Changing What’s Possible Podcast

Changing What's Possible Podcast

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, 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.

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Changing What’s Possible: The Disability Innovation Podcast

Remarkable Stories of Life-Changing Science and Tech 

New episodes go live on the first Friday of every month. Check out the latest ones.

Season One | Episode Seven | 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.

Episode Seven: Notes & Transcript 


Season One | Episode Six | 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.

Episode Six: Notes & Transcript


Season One | Episode Five | 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.

Episode Five: Notes & Transcript


Season One | Episode Four | 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.

Episode Four: Notes & Transcript


Season One | Episode Three | 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.

Episode Three: Notes & Transcript


Season One | Episode Two | 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.

Episode Two: Notes & Transcript 


Season One | Episode One | Navigation Through Vibration: Using Haptics with WearWorks

In this episode, Keith Kirkland and Markeith Price join us to share the story of Wayband and the company WearWorks. As a Co-Founder of WearWorks, Keith talks about how Wayband is changing the way people who are blind or have visual impairments can navigate the world every day. In the second half of this episode, Markeith Price, an elite track and field athlete and two-time US Paralympian with limited vision, describes his experiences using WayBand. WearWorks is a US-based start-up company in the latest cohort (#RA22) of the Remarkable Accelerator Program. 

Episode One: Notes & Transcript


Season One | Episode Zero | Welcome to Changing What’s Possible with Jocelyn Cohen

In this episode, Jocelyn Cohen, Vice President of Communications and Engagement at the Cerebral Palsy Research Alliance (CPARF), introduces you to CPARF and its mission. She shares why they created this exciting new podcast series focused on disability innovation and what to expect in upcoming episodes starting July 1, 2022.

Episode Zero: Notes & Transcript 


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Listen to Ease Your Mind Post-Stroke With Nuroflux’s Portable Brain Monitoring on Apple, Spotify & Google Podcasts.

Listen to Travel Better With an Accessible Audio Guide from Vacayit on Apple, Spotify & Google Podcasts.

Listen to Make Walking Easier One Step at a Time With Wearable Robotics From Biomotum on Apple, Spotify & Google Podcasts.

Listen to Personalize Your Health and Fitness with Accessercise: An Accessible Fitness App on Apple, Spotify & Google Podcasts.

Listen to Bring Your Therapy Anywhere With RecoveryVR on Apple, Spotify & Google Podcasts.

Listen to Empower Yourself at Home With Smart Tech from Homeable on Apple, Spotify & Google Podcasts.

Listen to Navigation Through Vibration: Using Haptics with WearWorks on Apple, Spotify & Google Podcasts.

Welcome to Changing What's Possible with Jocelyn Cohen.