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Innovative Approaches to Delivering Safety, Health, and Activity Self-Management Interventions

Ronald T. Seel

Holly Jimison
Misha Pavel
Ronald T. Seel

People with moderate to severe TBI often have cognitive, physical and neurobehavioral impairments that place them at increased risk for unintentional injury or harm when participating in home and community activities. Unintentional injuries often result from falls; motor vehicle crashes; improper use of electrical equipment; fire and burns; poisoning; and drowning. Additional risks include victimization, loss of money or valuables, property damage, medication errors, inappropriately response to emergency situations, and errors in managing medical conditions. Shepherd Center and Northeastern University’s Consortium on Technology for Proactive Care (NC-TPC) will present on complementary sensor-derived bioinformatics and family-reported data that can be used synergistically to: 1) improve risk assessment reliability and validity; 2) communicate just in time achievable “next step” goals/interventions and time sensitive contextual feedback; 3) track and reward practicing new skills; 4)longitudinally measure change; and 5) re-assess and communicate new achievable goals. Use of virtual and in-home life skills coaching to deliver interventions for cognitive and physical exercise, socialization, sleep, and medication management will also be explored.