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Cutting edge technology sheds light on brain injury

Maryland residents are welcoming autumn and all it has to offer. Whether it be photographing seasonal foliage, enjoying a football game with friends or perhaps just tidying up the house and yard before the holidays, people can find plenty to do in the coming weeks. While it's always nice to look forward to exciting events, some have to deal with the reality of unfortunate circumstances, like a crash, injury or health situation that results in a brain injury

Brain injuries can happen to anyone and, sadly, occur more often than many people think. Though medical treatment has advanced somewhat, and people are more aware of the risks, brain injuries have remained a bit of a mystery until recently. Researchers from Villanova University have created a working artificial model of the human brain, complete with a clear skull. 

The purpose of the technology, dubbed the "smart brain," is to try to better understand how brain injury affects the victim, and provide clues to enhance treatment and prevention methods. The "smart brain" was designed to mimic the human brain under various conditions, and uses a system of cameras and biometric feedback to give researchers new and exciting clues to how the human brain can be affected by variables like impact or disease. In the future, the developers hope to use the data gathered to better diagnose and treat brain injury. 

When a person suffers a brain injury, he or she may struggle with tasks that were once completed with ease. In addition to potentially suffering from a physical handicap, a brain injury victim may face medical bills, loss of wages due to inability to work and increased cost of living due to loss of independence. If a brain injury was caused by the negligence of another party, the victim may have grounds to file a claim for recovery of monetary damages incurred. Learning to cope with a brain injury may seem overwhelming, but when it comes to legal matters, an experienced attorney in Maryland can help pursue reimbursement of documented financial losses. 

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