Project Valour-IT, in memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss,
helps provide voice-controlled/adaptive laptop computers and other
technology to support Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering
from hand wounds and other severe injuries. Technology supplied
Voice-controlled Laptops - Operated by speaking
into a microphone or using other adaptive technologies, they allow the
wounded to maintain connections with the rest of the world during
Wii Video Game Systems - Whole-body game systems increase motivation and speed recovery when used under the guidance of physical therapists in therapy sessions (donated only to medical facilities).
Personal GPS - Handheld GPS
devices build self-confidence and independence by compensating for
short-term memory loss and organizational challenges related to severe TBI and severe PTSD.
The experience of Major Chuck Ziegenfuss (pictured), a partner in the project who suffered serious hand wounds while serving in Iraq,
led to the creation of this program that has used voice-controlled
laptops to the support recovery and reintegration of thousands of
wounded troops since 2005.