MS simulator machine

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MS simulator machine

Postby whyRwehere » Thu May 03, 2007 6:28 am

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Re: MS simulatior machine

Postby NHE » Fri May 04, 2007 4:57 am

So, flirting with being late for her 6:30 evening train, she pulled on the tight black gloves, climbed into a brushed-steel booth, and within a minute was wobbling on a treadmill, a blurry image in front of her, hot air blowing against her back.

Her fingertips vibrated insistently.

"I never thought that the tingling in the hands would be so bothersome," said Gonzalez, a doctor at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York who has a number of patients with multiple sclerosis, a disease in which the central nervous system slowly deteriorates.

The machine, commissioned for the meeting by Cambridge drug maker Biogen Idec Inc. and Elan Pharmaceuticals Inc., drew a line of doctors like Gonzalez who were curious to experience how it might feel to have a perplexing disease known for its random, debilitating attacks on the brain and spine. With a video, headphones, and two wobbly treadmill tracks, the machine attempted to mimic the lack of coordination, blurred vision, and other signs of an attack.

I would like to add some hot sand paper wrapped around their feet and legs. Then lets see how they walk on a wobbly treadmill... 8O

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Postby Muu » Fri May 04, 2007 5:10 am

And a generous dose of diuretics so they can experience urinary urgency - ha ha. Feeling better already.
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Postby Wonderfulworld » Fri May 04, 2007 1:09 pm

And invisible spiders crawling all over the right-hand side of their body, and loud "white noise" hissing in both ears....
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