Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) - Putting Technology in the Palm of Our HandsBy Zaraska, Natalie; Occupational Therapy Now,
Publication Date: November/December 2001
Review of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), small high-tech organizational devices that fit in a pocket or handbag. Written by an occupational therapist, it describes the functions and uses of a PDA for a client whose brain injury sustained in a motor-vehicle accident had left him with impaired memory and organizational skills. The client uses his PDA to schedule appointments, set reminder alarms, keep a to-do list and carry contact information (address book). Product-information websites for PDAs are listed, www.palminfocenter.com/index.asp and www.palmone.com/ca/, www.palmgear.com, www.rim.com. Advice is offered to occupational therapists on determining if a PDA is right for a client and training the client to use the device.
Published by: Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (Website:http://www.caot.ca)
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