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Navy Kicks Off Mobile Rehabilitation Tech Development Work; Mat Winter Comments

MOVERThe Office of Naval Research has kicked off the development of a software system intended to help traumatic brain injuries patients maintain their therapy regimens.

ONR said Wednesday the Mobile, Virtual Enhancements for Rehabilitation works to draw a virtual skeleton on a computer or television screen to mirror the patient’s movements through the therapies.

“This type of technology is crucial to ensuring our warfighters are well taken care of in the defense of our freedoms,” said Rear Adm. Mat Winter, chief of naval research.

MOVER generates pop-up messages with instructions and recommendations for patients.

Therapists will customize the exercises such as cover lunges, knee raises and squats every week and assess the patient’s progress, according to ONR.

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