This is the third and last post in a series commemorating the service of veterans to their country.
The Concussion Coach is a mobile application (app) created by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense for people who have experienced a concussion or mild to moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI). Traumatic brain injury has been common in recent military conflicts. In fact, since 2000, more than 300,000 service members have sustained a TBI.
The app is designed to support treatment with a health care professional by providing patients with portable, convenient tools to learn about their injury and cope with its symptoms.
Every patient is different. TBI can come with emotional challenges (e.g. getting angry more easily), physical problems (e.g. headaches) and cognitive issues (e.g. trouble concentrating). Concussion Coach features include:
* Tools and relaxation exercises for managing problems associated with TBI;
* A self-assessment for measuring symptoms, with feedback and graph;
* Education about TBI and options for professional treatment; and
* Immediate access to crisis resources, personal contacts, and professional health care.
Concussion Coach is available now for iOS, and will be available for Android in late 2014.
To learn more about TBI, visit: http://www.traumaticbraininjury.com
To assisted wounded veterans, check out: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org