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Pétur speaks about how we currently are handling the issue of spinal cord injury and why we are doing it wrong. He will share with us the technological advances currently being made in treatment options. He challenges our current views of this issue and argues that the wheelchair isn't a solution.
Pétur is a film-maker and director who suffered a life-changing accident climbing a rock in Austria a little over 3 years ago. The accident resulted in spinal cord injury and Pétur was told he would never walk again. However, using leg braces, he stood up from his wheelchair about 8 months after the accident and still uses them to walk.
About Pétur's film, Heild: www.heildfilm.com
Pétur's film company, Trailer Park Studios: www.trailerparkstudios.net
TEDxReykjavík was held for the fourth time on May 17th 2014 in Harpa conference and concert center. The audience experienced engaging and motivational talks from some of the brightest artists, thinkers and entrepreneurs in Iceland, and from further afield. You can find more about TEDxReykjavík at www.TEDxReykjavik.is
The other videos from TEDxReykjavík 2014: http://ow.ly/yMlTU
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)