| Patients recovering from
| An estimated 13.8 million Americans live with a disability caused by a brain or spinal cord injury, and each year, Barrow records more than 30,000 outpatient visits in the Neuro-Rehabilitation Center.
With this gift from Thunderbirds Charities, Barrow will acquire four cutting-edge devices for its Neuro-Robotics Rehabilitation Center, which provides personalized therapy to deliver better outcomes in less time.
• A body weight-supported treadmill that uses augmented and virtual reality to simulate challenges in everyday life, such as walking a golf course.
• A robot-assisted shoulder and arm rehabilitation device with intelligent gravity compensation and virtual reality to work on skills needed for daily function.
• A sensor-based device used to work on balance and posture training.
• An interactive surface for upper extremity, cognitive and sensory retraining to allow patients to practice motor skills.
Barrow has been at the forefront in the use of robotics, which
“Barrow’s Neuro-Robotics Rehabilitation Center is making a positive, profound impact on the health of patients recovering from severe and debilitating injuries, and we are honored to be able to support such a great mission,” said Carlos Sugich, President of Thunderbirds Charities.