Helping Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury Live Fuller, More Independent Lives

Sure, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and smartphones can help people have more fun and be more efficient, but did you know that mobile devices are also proving to be a lifeline to independence for people with brain injuries?

The Acquired Brain Injury Programs and Services staff at Coastline Community College in Costa Mesa, California, has been helping survivors of traumatic brain injury live fuller, more independent lives for a number of years. I first learned about their innovative work while working on a case study several years ago. Here’s a quote from that article:

The Pocket PC has been a transformative tool in my life. It has strengthened my ability to be independent, efficient, and productive. It has given me hope and a concrete vehicle with which to create a new, fulfilling, and fruitful future for myself.”

— ABI Program Graduate, Coastline Community College

Information about the Acquired Brain Injury Programs and Services at Coastline Community College is available here: http://www.coastline.edu/departments/specialprograms/page.cfm?LinkID=990

What other uses of mobile technology do you find inspiring?

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