Acquisition of an InVision Head Tracker

Funding provided: $5,165

A new tool is now being used to help traumatic brain injury victims. Thanks to a $5,165 donation from Andrea and John David Miller to the REA Foundation, traumatic brain injury victims and people with balance disorders will benefit from new state-of-the-art equipment.

The Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal (IRGLM) will now be able to purchase a Head Tracker. As the name implies, this tool detects head movements. Placed on the patient’s head, it assesses how head movements impact the user’s balance when they’re standing.

The physiotherapist specialized in vestibular rehabilitation can then provide a service more precisely adapted  to IRGLM’s users. This is particularly the case for people who have sustained a traumatic brain injury or suffer from a balance disorder when standing, which affects their daily activities.