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New Device is Shinning Hope for TBI Patients

mental-healthUnfortunately, traumatic brain injuries occur most often from automobile crashes, and until recently there is been little hope but to wait for time to bring healing to the victim. Statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that TBI is a significant cause of disability and death across the country, and this condition contributes to almost 30 percent of all fatalities related to crash injuries.

TBI has been diagnosed with over 1.7 million U.S. every year. Conditions include symptoms such as memory loss, impaired cognitive, sensory, emotional, movement, functioning, and recent research has discovered a new device to help the memory of TBI patients.

A federal initiative called the Restoring Active Memories Program has researched the development of a wireless device that is designed to improve the memory of those diagnosed with TBI or any other cognitive disorders.

This implantable device can sense memory deficiencies that were caused by injuries, and experts in the fields of neurosurgery, psychology, physics, neurobiology and engineering have developed a system of electronic interfaces to restore normal function of the memory.

Research has said that it will take four more years to bring this technology into public use, and it will be difficult for anyone injured with TBI to wait. DARPA or the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded grants to PENN for $22.5 million and to UCLA for $15 million for further research to develop this spectacular device and how it can be applied to TBI patients. If you or a loved one were injured, schedule a free consultation with personal injury experts.