Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can affect patients in many different ways. It can impair cognitive function or inhibit the ability to speak or move, at least temporarily. It can change personality and behavior.
Many apps can help patients in their recovery, as physicians and therapists work to overcome any challenges or impairment caused by brain injury. Here are 5 of the best brain injury recovery apps.
Strictly speaking, Alexa isn’t an app but a device that responds to spoken commands. It can be very helpful for patients with mobility issues, however, performing everything from changing room temperature to turning on the lights.
Audible is an app that allows people to listen to books, newspapers, or magazines from their mobile device, a computer, or in the car. Since brain injury can cause people who are reading or inclining their heads to get headaches to have difficulty focusing, this can be a tremendous aid to reading and entertainment. It is also good for people who retain spoken information more than information they read.
3. Dragon Dictation
Dragon Dictation allows patients with brain injuries to speak text messages, e-mails, social media messages, and more, rather than typing them. It can be very helpful for those who may have physical impairment that makes typing or sitting at a computer difficult. Users can also talk into the app as a way of keeping notes and messages for themselves.
Perhaps best of all, Dragon Dictation has an advanced learning system that will adapt to the user’s speech patterns. If brain injury has resulted in impaired speech, the app will become more accurate the more it is used.
4. Answers: Yes/No
This app comes with two buttons, one marked Yes and one marked No. Users can press either one to communicate their preferences. This is especially helpful for patients who have difficulty speaking or being understood.
Some brain injuries cause people to lose computational skills used in everyday life, such as counting change. This iPad app prompts users to move change on the screen to perform tasks of addition. They also receive information on using the least amount of change.
If You or a Loved One Have a TBI
Traumatic brain injury victims face steep medical bills and lost time from work. They might be entitled to compensation to cover these costs and more, such as physical therapy, retraining and loss of consortium.
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Additional “Brain Injury Apps” Resources:
- Brainline. Life-Changing Mobile Apps for People with Brain Injury, https://www.brainline.org/article/life-changing-mobile-apps-people-brain-injury
- United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Traumatic Brain Injury & Concussion. https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/index.html