The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) reported that two research projects will soon begin to study new treatments and diagnostics for soldiers and veterans who suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI) and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). They will also be focusing on improving current technology and looking more extensively into robotics for helping veterans with paralysis or amputated limbs.
Head injuries are a common hazard of combat duty that can often lead to veterans developing a TBI or CTE. Bomb blasts are the main event responsible for these types of injuries and even being in close proximity – but suffering no physical injury – can still cause brain injury.
Loss of limb during combat and several types of physical trauma that result in paralysis can leave a veteran disabled and confined to a wheelchair or life with prosthesis. New technology is being developed to connect veterans’ brains to robotic prosthetics, giving them better control over the use of their artificial limbs.
With such technology becoming more and more available, the VA is pouring a great deal of their resources into researching and understanding TBI, CTE, and other common long-term problems disabled veterans face. More importantly, that research is offering new insights into treating these disabilities.
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