Toolkit C: Smart Phones
Smart phones give people with brain injury new opportunities for achieving their goals.
Smart phones offer some opportunities not available through more traditional means.
- Multi-purpose, socially acceptable and age acceptable
- Features which can compensate for motor and sensory impairment (e.g. vision, hearing, limb weakness or in-coordination)
- Large storage capacity which can be synchronised to an external hard-drive
- Easily update to address the changing needs of the individual
- Repetitive use giving opportunity for error-less learning of daily routine.
There are five different kinds of smart phones with different operating systems and specifications.
- Apple i-phone
- Droid X
Smart phones for clients
There are specific situations when a Smart Phone may be useful to clients
This web site has many documents you may find useful in using smart phones with clients. Here is a walkthrough of all the documents.
Some frequently asked questions are:
- How can I limit or monitor the call and data usage on a smart phone?
- What happens if I lose my smart phone?
- What happens if my phone breaks?
- What if I don't have a personal computer?