Thursday, October 18, 2012

University Technology - Week of Oct. 8th

Modern medicine, for all its advances, knows less than 10 percent of what your body knows instinctively.
~Deepak Chopra

Many of you are aware that Cameron is already "working for a living" by assisting a local university professor, "Miss Lisa" with physical therapy graduate classes.  Miss Lisa also works with Cam on a regular basis and she wanted him to see the NeuroCom room where advanced technology is used to study movement.

The NeuroCom room at Grand Valley State measures and records a person's movements on a computer screen.  The screen shows an image that tracks a person's moves.  The computer screen guy became known as "The Cam Man" during our session.  Miss Lisa was quite impressed with Cam's ability to understand how to make the Cam Man move and stop on the screen.  This can help a person understand where they are spatially.

After sitting on the bench, it was time for Cam to try out a parachute-like outfit that allowed him to stand suspended and move around more freely.  Although he is still a little too young for the screen to capture his movements while in the strapped suit, he definitely enjoyed the experience.
We are incredibly grateful to Miss Lisa for spending time with Cam and teaching her students and others the importance of the potential in every person.  Her positive attitude is infectious and we're very thankful Cameron has the opportunity to be connected with such a gifted person.

After a tough work week, what could be better than a treat at our local homemade frozen yogurt place, Spoonlickers?  Even on a rainy day, it's still the best dessert around.  You pick out the toppings along with your favorite frozen yogurt.  There are over 25 things to choose from...Cam's recommendation?  Anything (and everything) with chocolate!

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