New therapy for stroke victims

25 July 2012

Research and development by Flinders University’s Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) has resulted in a new touch screen therapy and assessment product for Adelaide-based vision rehabilitation company Neuro Vision Technology (NVT) Systems.

The innovative vision therapy tool will be used to evaluate and train people with a vision deficit caused by a brain injury or dysfunction.

Each year about 220,000 Australians suffer from an acquired brain injury caused by strokes, car accidents and trauma. Of those, about 30 to 35% acquire neurological vision impairments as a result of damage to the brain, not the eyes, causing many patients to only see half an image.

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