The basic move of getting into and out of a car is something most of us probably do multiple times a day. But for someone who has suffered a stroke or spinal cord injury, that maneuver can take months of physical therapy to re-learn.
A car transit simulator offers training in a safe environment for patients regaining mobility.
It has been one month since a farming accident left Lucas Stewart of Vinton pinned underneath a hay bale.
One of the most important tests to see if it is safe for a patient to once again get behind the wheel looks at the reaction time when starting and stopping. "We know they can get in the car safely and we can do actual practice with their families and make sure everything's safe," said Berlanga.