Mind Over Matter: Soldiers May One Day Be Able to Combat the Effects of TBI With New Device
Imagine leaving your family, going overseas to fight in a war, and coming home a changed person. Not changed metaphorically, but literally a different person because of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Sadly, this is exactly what happens to thousands of military members each year.
TBIs are one of the most common injuries affecting servicemen and women. Not only can these injuries change their personalities, but they can also cause devastating memory loss.
There May Be Hope
In an effort to help soldiers regain their memory, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is creating a medical device to assist TBI victims with memory loss. Called a neuroprotheses, this wireless implant would help with declarative memory, which is the basic knowledge of places, times, and events. Not only could this device improve the lives of those wounded in combat, it would make a remarkable difference for those who love and support them as well.
As very few treatment options for TBI exist, the neuroprotheses could give new hope to wounded military members. The hope for this device is that it restore enough memory function to allow patients to complete everyday tasks. DARPA expects the device will need a few more years’ worth of testing and research before it is available, and hopes it will eventually be available to the general public.
Morton Law Offices Wants to Help You
We know it is impossible to repay soldiers for all of their work and bravery, but if you’ve suffered from a TBI, the Morton Law Offices may be able to help. Contact us today to set up your free consultation.
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