Following right on the heels of yesterday’s story about the spinal cord injury patient in southern Oregon, is this story of SCI patients in the UK. Apparently they too are finding the Nintendo Wii to be a beneficial part of SCI recovery. Sounds like fun too!
Lloyd Millimake is ready to go home after his intensive rehabilitation utilizing, of all things, a Nintendo Wii video game system. Millimake has been at Rogue Valley Medical Center in southern Oregon for a month now, following a motorcycle accident that fractured four vertebrae and severely compressed his spine. His physical therapist chose the Wii… Read More
The Brain Injury Association of New Jersey has launched an online campaign aimed at teenagers, who are statistically at high risk for traumatic brain injury. The new website, UGotBrains.com, urges teens to think before they act, wear seatbelts, and never drink and drive. Dramatic photos and videos punctuate the stark facts of what one may… Read More
Researchers at the University of Washington have developed software which allows the user to use vocal sounds to control their computer. The Vocal Joystick differs from previous methods in that the user does not have to use actual words to complete tasks. The controls are based off of simpler, more easily identifiable sounds such as… Read More
Chase Ford, who just turned five on March 17, will be walking in this year’s Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/miniMarathon. What’s amazing is that Chase was paralyzed from the neck down from a spinal cord contusion he sustained less than three years ago. He is now able to walk 100 meters on his own, thanks largely… Read More
It may sound a bit creepy at first, but an artificial blood substitute known as Oxcyte may prove invaluable in minimizing brain damage after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The slippery substance is close in structure to Telfon and is able to get oxygen to areas of the brain where human blood cells are too… Read More