DARPA Augmented Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation at Walter Reed
VRMC is developing advanced computer-assisted rehabilitation systems specifically designed to improve the treatment of the physical and cognitive injuries resulting from battle-related trauma. By employing recent advances in simulation and measurement technology, as well as improved rehabilitation paradigms that leverage the brain’s ability to relearn after an injury (neuroplasticity), it is possible to bring next-generation rehabilitation technology to bear upon the immediate needs of injured military personnel.
The long-term benefit of this project will be the development and deployment of advanced rehabilitation technologies and strategies. While these technologies will have immediate benefit for injured military personnel, their development will also serve to catalyze improvement and change within clinical rehabilitation at large.