The BART Foundation’s mission is to promote better outcomes for brain injury survivors by answering three questions – which alternative therapies are likely to work, where can they be found, and how can they be afforded? One of the ways we fulfill our mission is by carefully watching global research and clinical trial outcomes and sharing that information, in user-friendly language, with the TBI/ABI community.
We recently added Portable Translingual Neurostimulation (PoNS) technology to our roster of safe alternative therapies, which we believe may help brain injury survivors achieve better outcomes (Please visit our PoNS page to learn more and watch a video describing the technology).
A recent research article, published in Frontier of Neurology, titled, Brain Vital Signs Detect Cognitive Improvements During Combined Physical Therapy and Neuromodulation in Rehabilitation From Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: A Case Report, tracked the recovery of motor functioning using translingual neurostimulation following a TBI. Data collection combined multimodal neuroimaging with self-reported changes and outcomes highlighted motor function improvements, and significant increases in basic attention and cognitive processing. While this is a case study of one individual, the findings provide valuable insight into the potential importance of non-invasive translingual neurostimulation in cognitive rehabilitation for neurological conditions, in addition to initial indications for physical rehabilitation.
Please visit the Frontier of Neurology website to access the full report.