Journal article

A Review of Smartphone Applications for Persons With Traumatic Brain Injury: What Is Available and What Is the Evidence?

Vivian Kwan, Nicoline Bihelek, Vicki Anderson, Keith Yeates

JOURNAL OF HEAD TRAUMA REHABILITATION | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To map the number and type of smartphone applications available for persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI), evaluate validity of app content, and investigate evidence for any claims made. METHODS: We searched iTunes and Google Play and also completed a web search. The purpose of each app and any claims were extracted, and a search for best available evidence was performed. RESULTS: Seventy apps met our inclusion criteria (35 related to assessment, 11 to education, 9 to treatment/management, 8 to impact sensors, and 7 to symptom tracking). To the best of our knowledge, no empirical research has been published to demonstrate that the use of any particular TBI-related app leads t..

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