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An estimated one million individuals in the UK have some degree of brain injury, with someone admitted to hospital for acquiring such an injury every 90 seconds, according to the NHS. Figures from Spinal Research show around 1,000 people across England sustain a spinal cord injury every year.

With no definitive cure for these disabilities, new technologies and rehabilitation treatments – which work to alleviate the symptoms and help the disabled individual boost their levels of self-esteem – serve as the most useful methods for recovery.

The latest technological breakthrough for people with disabilities comes from Dr Lise Worthen-Chaudhari, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centre, Live Science reports.

For more than ten years, she has conducted trials that aim to transform rehabilitation into a fun and enjoyable process by devising new ways of helping individuals with spinal cord damage and TBIs to move.

 

Read More: http://www.ilsrehabsolutions.co.uk/rehab-news/occupational-therapy-speech-language-therapy/new-technology-uses-art-to-help-disabled-individuals/801747113

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