Toolkit C: Smart Phones

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.

Smart phones:

  • 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
  • Windows
  • Nokia
  • Blackberry

An overview of smart phones and their specificationsPDF

Smart phones for clients

There are specific situations when a Smart Phone may be useful to clients

A Smart Phone might be useful whenPDF

This web site has many documents you may find useful in using smart phones with clients. Here is a walkthrough of all the documents.

Smart Phones for people with Brain Injury: Document WalkthroughPDF

Some frequently asked questions are:

  1. How can I limit or monitor the call and data usage on a smart phone?
  2. What happens if I lose my smart phone?
  3. What happens if my phone breaks?
  4. What if I don't have a personal computer?

Frequently Asked Questions PDF