Hi,
 
Does anyone know who is doing research in equipment helping Machado-Joseph Disease patients to cope with falling? Walker is not very helpful for patients who fall backward. The use of a wheelchair may speed up the dependence on equipment without using the leg muscles.
 
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/machado_joseph/detail_machado_joseph.htm

Or, is there any existing or similar equipment that can help with the condition?
 
Thanks!!
 
Jessica Yeung, MS, MPH
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center