Universities at Shady Grove Blog: How Technology is Helping People with Traumatic Brain Injuries

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Amazon's Alexa can help people with brain injuries regain independence and feel supported in their own home.

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InGalina Madjaroff Reitz a Universities at Shady Grove Blog post, Faculty Program Director for the BSIS at the Universities at Shady Grove, Galina Madjaroff Reitz, explains how voice command technology can help people with brain injuries. 

Amazon's Echo device can be instructed to read stories to someone, change the temperature, add items to a grocery list, or place a phone call. Reitz says that this Voice-user Interface Technology allows individuals to "regain independence and feel supported in their own home as long as possible without the need for institutionalization."

She shares that BSIS program would be a great fit for someone passionate about using technology that can make a difference in peoples' lives.

Read the full article here.

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