Tempe, AZ (Vocus/PRWEB) March 20, 2011
Kinetic Muscles, Inc., Emory University and the University of Advancing Technology will present an update on their Department of Defense-funded TBI rehabilitation project at the 6th Annual Barrow Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium on Friday, April 1, 2011.
Kinetic Muscles, Inc., Emory University, Department of Neuropsychology (Atlanta, GA) and the University of Advancing Technology (Tempe, AZ) are collaborating on the development and evaluation of new treatment technology for veterans returning from active duty with TBI. The project will build upon Kinetic Muscles’ existing neurorehabilitation technologies and will include validation of effectiveness through clinical testing at VA hospitals.
According to Dr. Anthony Stringer, a neuropsychologist and Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University, “A large number of today’s soldiers are affected by blast-related TBI. The resulting cognitive issues can be challenging to diagnose and even more challenging to treat. This project brings together a diverse and powerful combination of expertise in order to address these unique needs. We look forward to sharing our progress at the Barrow Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium.”
“We are honored to be one of only a handful of organizations invited to present at this nationally-recognized event,” said Grant Farrell, President and CEO of Kinetic Muscles. “TBI is the most prevalent injury affecting today’s soldiers. Helping to retrain vital thought processing, decision making, and other neurocognitive skills for these men and women is incredibly important. We are extremely pleased to be working on this technology as part of Kinetic Muscles’ overall product strategy.”
The Barrow Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium is designed to provide attendees with an overview of traumatic brain injury (TBI) including advances in rehabilitation, technology, behavior modifications, pharmacology and much more. The symposium is well suited for physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, neuropsychologists, speech language pathologists and other healthcare professionals.
Contact Kinetic Muscles, Inc. for more information about this event or TBI rehabilitation or call 480-557-0448.
About Kinetic Muscles, Inc.
Kinetic Muscles addresses the rehab therapy needs of patients suffering from stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), multiple sclerosis, incomplete spinal cord injury, and cerebral palsy. Kinetic Muscles is a thought leader in the field providing solutions that merge digital and robotic technologies with sound neuroscience principles to deliver ‘Improved Outcomes for More Patients at Lower Cost™’.
Kinetic Muscles products are used in leading rehabilitation clinics and by a growing number of patients in the home setting. Hand Mentor™, Foot Mentor™, Mentor Home™, and Active Repetitive Motion™ are trademarks of Kinetic Muscles.
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