TBIBank: An international shared database to enhance research, teaching and automated language analysis for traumatic brain injury populations

Published:January 10, 2023DOI:


      Traumatic Brain Injury has been established as a priority research area for public health, affecting an estimated 69 million individuals worldwide each year1. Large scale collaborative datasets may help to better understand this heterogenous and chronic health condition. In this paper we present TBIBank; an innovative digital health resource that aims to establish a shared database for the study of communication disorders after TBI. We provide an overview of the current database, the standard discourse protocol used for the main TBIBank corpus, and the automated language analyses that can enable diagnostic profiling, comparative evaluation of treatment effects and profiling of recovery patterns. We also highlight the e-learning component of the digital health resource as a research translation tool. We conclude with a discussion of the potential research, clinical, and educational applications of TBIBank and future directions for expanding this digital resource.
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