Research conducted by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust using Just Checking has been presented at the 9th Conference on Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Bergen, Norway.

The paper presented by Dr Pamela Brown, Clinical Psychologist, discussed the use of movement sensors and automated voice prompts to address orientation and nocturnal wandering in an individual with acquired brain injury.

They used a movement-activated voice prompt to help reduce night time wandering, which often led to confusion, disorientation and distress. Just Checking was used to record and measure the effectiveness of this intervention.

The preliminary data suggests that there has been a reduction in recorded nocturnal wandering episodes.

The abstract for the conference has been published in the July 2012 edition of the Brain Impairment Journal, and will also be presented in poster format at the Division of Neuropsychology Scotland research event which is being held on 27th September 2012.

For information about other research being undertaken by BIRT, go to

http://www.thedtgroup.org/brain-injury/