NABIS 'Brain Injury Professional' Launches New Technology Feature
The North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) publication 'Brain Injury Professional' is launching a new feature on technology in the field of brain injury. This regular column will be authored by Lakeview's COO, Dr. Tina Trudel, and focus on upcoming technological aids and interventions in brain injury. The emphasis will be on technology as part of person-centered care. Initial topics slated include approaches to selecting technology, specific devices and apps, smart environments and home modification, as well as technological advances in treatment such as current research efforts using magnetic fields and electrode stimulation. A special issue devoted to technology, and a preconference workshop at the annual NABIS meeting September 11-15 in Miami, are also planned. Dr. Trudel served on the 2010 International Advisory Committee for the World Congress on Neurotechnology in Rome, Italy. She has published and/or presented case studies and pilot projects regarding use of GPS, PDA, driving simulation and computerized instructional models in post-acute rehabilitation. Dr. Trudel coordinates research at Lakeview and is presently the Research Coordinator for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) - Charlottesville Rehabilitation Programs where she served as Site Director from 2005-2010.