New advanced cybernetic treatment options are helping more people walk
Dr. Geneva Tonuzi is the Medical Director for Spinal Cord Injury at Brooks Rehabilitation is an expert on new cybernetic treatments for people who have suffered from spinal cord injuries. The new Hybrid Assistive Limb, a.k.a. HAL, (no not that HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey) is revolutionizing treatment options using neurobiology.
We are one step closer to really having bionic men and women all around us.
While HAL has been available in Japan and in other countries, it was recently approved to be used in the USA by the FDA. The first place to have this amazing technology is at the Brooks Cybernetic Treatment Center in Jacksonville, Florida.
HAL is used by attaching to a patients lower body and limbs and works by using neurologically-controlled signals from the body. People who use the device are pleased with their newfound ability to walk using this revolutionary treatment option.
The Brooks Rehabilitation Center has been helping people with spinal cord injuries for 45 years.
Dr. Geneva Tonuzi spoke with Michelle Tompkins for TheCelebrityCafe.com about her medical background, what is the science behind HAL, what it feels like to use HAL, what are some of the other treatment options at Brooks Rehabilitation Center and more.
See the full interview here:
Dr. Geneva Tonuzi and more information on Hybrid Assistive Limb at Brooks Rehabilitation here.