[WEB SITE] New App Helps Veterans Recover From Brain Injuries

Even individuals who are chronically brain-injured, where most patients are told that their brain is not going to recover, they’ve hit a plateau, and we have been telling them, ‘No, that’s not true, your brain can improve,’” explained Kiran.

“Our brains are plastic, and people can get better – even years after an event or incident,” said Anantha.

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TBI Rehabilitation

It may look like a child’s memory game or the next addictive iPad app, but the brain games presented on “Constant Therapy” are much more than they appear.

The app, developed at Boston University, is the latest tool to try to treat patients with traumatic brain injury.

“Constant Therapy provides a mobile solution that is cloud-based that allows people to improve their brain function and learning after an event such as a stroke or a traumatic brain injury,” said CEO Veera Anantha.

Anantha teamed up with his wife, Swathi Kiran, a speech, language and hearing sciences professor at Boston University, to develop testing and therapies for patients that go beyond the doctor’s office.

“Even individuals who are chronically brain-injured, where most patients are told that their brain is not going to recover, they’ve hit a plateau, and we have been telling them, ‘No, that’s not true, your brain can improve,'”…

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Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

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