New programs for U.S. veterans with PTS

New programs for post-traumatic stress, or PTS have been developed over the past few years. We visit a sailing camp and other alternative programs that work with U.S. veterans who suffer from PTS and traumatic brain injury.

SciTech Now Epsiode 407

In this episode of SciTech Now, a look into a scientific collaboration between medicine and geoscience; a company growing animal-free leather; a new program for veterans suffering from PTSD; and an academy brings STEM to students.

Virtual reality and the patient experience

From surgical simulations to a tool that helps those who suffer from PTSD, virtual reality is taking on the health care industry by storm. Carrie Shaw of Embodied Labs joins Hari Sreenivasan via Google Hangout to discuss her lab, which is at the forefront of this work.

Accelerated therapy

Can technology help victims of trauma rewrite painful memories? A team of researchers from the University of South Florida are studying the effectiveness of accelerated resolution therapy, a tool that may improve anxiety and post-traumatic stress among soldiers returning home from war.

SciTech Now Episode 325

In this episode of SciTech Now, researchers apply tech to traditional farming methods in order to feed earths rising population; a company is creating a community microgrid that will change the way energy is bought and sold; a therapy that can help improve anxiety and PTSD among soldiers returning home from war; and a pre-k […]

Virtual reality as a treatment for PTSD?

Nearly one in ten of the millions of American troops that have served in Iraq and Afghanistan have some form of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. At the Restores Clinic at the University of Central Florida, researchers are working with virtual reality technology to develop innovative treatment to help veterans reclaim their lives.

SciTech Now Episode 223

We go inside the rapidly expanding aerospace industry; explore virtual reality as possible treatment for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder; meet David Abraham, author of the book “The Elements of Power,” who joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss rare metals and why we’ve come to rely on them; and look at Pando, one of the oldest […]