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GEORGIA: Driving simulator clinical trial

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    Working in the car magazine business, this new trial looks kinda cool. - Dave

    Driving Simulator To Be Tested On Multiple Sclerosis Patients

    The Medical College of Georgia has received a one-year grant to determine the usefulness of using a simulator-based driving training program to improve fitness-to-drive in multiple sclerosis patients.

    Fifty participants, recruited for the study through the MCG Multiple Sclerosis Center, will receive driving training at the MCG Driving Simulation Laboratory under the direction of Dr. Abiodun Akinwuntan, associate professor of physical therapy, graduate studies and neurology. The study is funded by the Consortium for Multiple Sclerosis Centers.

    "An extensive study using the same driving training program with stroke survivors showed tremendous difference in putting participants back behind the wheel," said Akinwuntan. With cognitive training, stroke survivors improved their chances of returning to driving from 30 percent to 41 percent. By adding simulator training, the odds increased to 73 percent.

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    Dave Bexfield