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Robots Learn Household Tasks by Watching Humans

A new robotic system can learn directly from human interaction videos and generalize the information at the task being completed. This makes the robot well suited to learn household chores effectively and efficiently.

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Best Exercises To Reduce Spasticity

Spasticity is a common side effect of certain neurological conditions. And while the word might make you think of muscle spasms, it’s much different from what you might think. “Oftentimes, you may hear the word ‘muscle spasm,’ ‘stiffness’ or even ‘rigidity,’” says physical therapist and clinical rehab specialist Randy Karim, PT, DPT, NCS, CBIS. “However, […]

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50. The Role of Trauma/PTSD in Brain Injury + How to Find Help (with Dr. Jen Blanchette)

Something often overlooked in brain injury recovery is the effect of trauma or PTSD on the survivor. Trauma symptoms can have a lot of overlap with brain injury symptoms, as both stimulate the Autonomic Nervous System. Dr. Jen Blanchette helps us to uncover what this overlap can mean, and explains how addressing trauma can often […]

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46. Personal Growth Mindset + Connecting to Your Values and Strengths (with David Freeman)

There are a lot of things you CAN do to help your recovery – and it’s built on the foundation of your mindset! This week, fitness professional David Freeman, who has also had concussions from playing football, helps us to connect to our values and strengths and shares some tangible things we can do to […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Intestinal Dysfunction: Can a Head Injury Cause Digestive Problems?

There are various secondary effects survivors may experience after traumatic brain injury and intestinal dysfunction is among the most common. This can include a variety of digestive problems such as stomach ulcers, food intolerance, and gastritis, just to name a few. Though studies are currently being conducted to find the direct cause, there are many […]

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The Unseen Impact of TBI on the Brainy

Watch how one family’s tragedy is helping researchers understand the degenerative changes that can happen after traumatic brain injury. After recovering from a serious head injury as a young child, Matthew Dahl had a happy and healthy childhood. Then, at 19, he began a five-year struggle with what was diagnosed as depression, and ultimately took […]

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