Victoria Brain Injury Society launches new cognitive training program for brain injury survivors.
After three years of focused research and clinical trials, the Victoria Brain Injury Society (VBIS) is now offering Train Your Brain, a cognitive training program that uses NeuroTracker software to improve brain function.
Used by the Vancouver Canucks, Manchester United, and the U.S. Navy, NeuroTracker is a computer program that uses 3D object tracking to test participants’ visual and cognitive abilities. Before the program’s launch, VBIS partnered with the UVic Concussion Lab and Ph.D. candidate, Taylor Snowden, to conduct research on the use of NeuroTracker for reducing brain injury-related symptoms.
“I think scientists’ ultimate goal is to see their work be put into action and make a difference in people’s lives,” Snowden remarked. “We often hear that it takes 17 years for an idea to formulate and go through the process of entering clinical practice — however, this project took less than 3. I am so grateful for the researchers, clinicians, and TBI survivors who made this happen.”
Snowden’s research found that participating in NeuroTracker training twice a week for a minimum of five weeks significantly reduced the total number and overall severity of brain injury-related symptoms for participants. Andy Lefort, a VBIS client who suffered an aneurysm in 2001 is already noticing some improvements.
“I found NeuroTracker overwhelming before I started strategizing how to navigate it. I was determined to continue the training because I knew the potential benefits, and I’m so happy I did. I’ve seen my brain progress, both in terms of memory and energy,” Lefort claimed.