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The Internet and Social Media May Offer Valuable Support and Information for People with TBI

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is damage to the brain resulting from an external force, such as a fall or car accident. TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe. People with TBI, like people without disabilities, may benefit from online resources such as support groups, discussion boards, or social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, to expand their support networks and feel more connected. However, past studies have found that people with TBI may be less likely to use the Internet than people without disabilities.

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¿Qué Tipos de Dispositivos Electrónicos Son Utilizados por las Personas con Lesión de la Médula Espinal?

Una lesión de la médula espinal (LME) es un daño en cualquier parte de la médula espinal debido a un accidente u otro trauma. Dependiendo en la ubicación de la lesión, las personas con LME pueden perder el movimiento de sus piernas (paraplejía) o en sus piernas y brazos (tetraplejía). La alta tetraplejía, la forma más severa de lesión, puede causar parálisis completa debajo del cuello y puede limitar la habilidad de la persona de usar sus manos y dedos.

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What Kinds of Electronic Devices do People with Spinal Cord Injury Use?

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage anywhere along the spinal cord from an accident or other trauma. Depending on the injury’s location, people with SCI may lose movement in their legs (paraplegia) or in their legs and arms (tetraplegia) in varying degrees. High-level tetraplegia is caused by an injury between the first four vertebrae of the spine and is the most severe form of injury. It can cause severe limitation or total loss of a person’s ability to use his/her legs and arms, including loss of dexterity in their hands.

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RehabWire - Volumen 6, Número 6, Julio 2004

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El RehabWire de julio pone de relieve la investigación y reportajes que se centran en las computadoras y la tecnología de Internet para facilitar entrenamiento, educación, terapia, e indepdendencia para las personas con discapacidades y los profesionales de la salud que los atienden.

Survey of IT Companies

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RehabWire - Volume 6, Number 6, July 2004

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RehabWire for July highlights research and reports focusing on computers and Internet technology to facilitate training, education, therapy, and independence for people with disabilities and the health professionals who serve them.

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