United BMEC adviser speaks at TEDx Honolulu on the Modern Art of Recovery
“Modern medicine has significantly decreased the death-rate for those who have had strokes. What does that mean? It means the need for recovery has gone way up,” said Teresa Wong, Executive Director REHAB Innovation Centre, a think-tank established to evaluate and test emerging technologies and develop clinical programmes for patients’ recovering from injuries.
She describes Rehabilitation as “Reconnection” and how the physical recovery process also involves how we
reconnect back to the many facets of life. What makes this “modern” is clinical care that is based on scientific neuroplasticity principles, where the brain has the ability to remodel itself, as well as cutting edge technologies that add powerful new dimensions to the rehabilitation programs. These technologies include the Tibion Bionic Leg and the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill.
Teresa spoke on this topic at the TEDx Honolulu event in October 2012. TEDx events are created with the spirit of “ideas worth spreading”, and their events aim to spark deep conversation and connections.
To view Teresa Wong’s presentation at TEDx Honolulu, please click here