Tuesday, July 27, 2010

busy 2 weeks ahead

We are going to have a busy couple of weeks ahead of us. Next week we make our way down to Sydney for our next ABR review. Making the trip on our own again this time ( Kim was with us last time).
We are also expecting the delivery from Emotive in the next week. This will be the system that will read Harri's brain waves and convert them into commands for a computer. It will only be finding the right program to suit this and we hopefully break down the communication barrier.

We are to see the doctor tomorrow to get the results of a recent chest x-ray, as Harri has had a persistent moist cough, but not real sign of infection. I will do another post this week end, before we leave next week.
regards Matt

Monday, July 19, 2010

Very interesting seminar coming to Brisbane and Perth

I have been forwarded an invite to attend a seminar, where the guest speaker is Dr. Norman Doidge, author of the book "The brain that changes itself". The seminar is presented by Sonic Learning. For details of the seminar click here. For a link to the booking form click here.

Regards for now Matt

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

School Holidays all finished

While we enjoy the fun stuff we do on the school holidays, it was back to school for Harri's brothers today, and back to focused ABR work for Harri. We are already looking forward to the weekend, as there are relatives in town this weekend. But This Friday night we are going to the rematch, Titans V Broncos, this time the Titans are at home. We will drive down to the gold coast late on Friday and see the match.
I also finalised the travel arrangements for the up coming ABR clinic in the beginning of August.
Regards Matt

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hello to all, Here is the video of Harri using his Jedi trainer game. I hope the format is right and it works. He has got much better at it in the last 2 weeks. It is very exciting, so please pass on the link to others. To think that he can do something of his own control for the first time in 9 years was very exciting. We hope that this is just the start of things to come for Harri.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Starting a new block of treatment

Well As stated, we commenced a new block of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. In previous blocks we had struggled with Harri wearing the mask ( he is very tactile sensitive around the face). But Stewart at Hyperbaric Worx has acquired a new piece of equipment, a hood, that is worn by the patient in the chamber. 5 sessions this last week, and more to come next week.

Not much room inside for 2, but only one or one and a half hours, and there are video's to watch while your in there.
Harri is also the proud owner of a new laptop computer, purchased for his communication. This is stage 1, stage 2 will be to purchase the Emotiv, Epoc wireless head gear and software, state of art brain computer interfacing technology. This will convert Harri's thoughts into communication, through measuring and interpreting brain waves. We are very excited.

regards for now Matt