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A brain injury can bring with it all sorts of challenges. A person’s balance may be off; he may have lost part of his field of vision; or his memory might be so compromised that within moments of seeing or hearing something, it’s gone. But like a magnifying glass for someone who has trouble reading the small print, there are many assistive technologies available for people with TBI.
Over the past decade, as smartphones, tablets, and all their millions of apps have emerged, opportunities to use these tools have mushroomed. Here are a few examples of the way mobile technologies have helped my clients with brain injury.
Michael Roy, MD, Col. (Ret.) talks about the efficacy of using Virtual Iraq for treating PTSD, an experiential technology with sights, sounds, and smells that can be highly individualized for the person's experience.
From taking notes on a laptop during class to using a voice recorder to tape a lecture to review later, technology can help veterans with brain injury succeed in college. Adam shares his first-hand knowledge.