Technology

The ACRM Technology Networking Group (TNG) invites your participation

 

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

VISION 

MISSION

HOW TO JOIN

SOCIAL MEDIA

TASK FORCES

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

 

As a member of this group, enjoy a unique opportunity to network with clinicians, researchers, rehabilitation and consumer technology industry members, and end-users who are interested in the field of rehabilitation technology. You are not required to be a member of ACRM in order to participate in this group.

If you are interested in joining this exciting and active networking group or would like more information, please contact the group's chairs, Megan Mitchell and John Morris.

 

 


Call for Late-Breaking Research Opens 5 May

for Scientific Paper & Poster Proposals

ACRM Annual Conference Call for Proposals

The Program Committee invites proposals focused on research evidence and its translation into clinical practice for presentation at the ACRM 2018 Annual Conference in Dallas.

See Guidelines, Deadlines & Submit >>


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

Megan MitchellCO-CHAIR: Megan Mitchell, PhD
Biomedical Engineer
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John MorrisCO-CHAIR: John Morris, PhD
Clinical Research Scientist
Shepherd Center
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Tracey WallaceSECRETARY: Tracey Wallace, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist/ Clinical Research Scientist
SHARE Military Initiative, Shepherd Center
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Rakesh PilkarCOMMUNICATIONS OFFICER: Rakesh Pilkar, PhD
Research Scientist, Kessler Foundation
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School
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Rachel ProffittMEMBER-AT-LARGE – Programming: Rachel Proffitt, OTD, OTR/L   
Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
University of Missouri
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Sara BenhamMEMBER-AT-LARGE – Programming: Sara Benham, OTD, OTR/L
Assistant Professor and Director of Doctoral Projects
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
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Harshal MahjanMEMBER-AT-LARGE: Harshal Mahjan, PhD
Research Scientist
Georgia Institute of Technology
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VISION

The Technology in Rehabilitation Networking Group (TRNG) aims to be recognized as the leading international networking group providing collaboration and resources for development and deployment of technology in the field of rehabilitation medicine. The TRNG serves as the venue for an inter-disciplinary group of rehabilitation professionals, comprising academicians, clinicians, researchers, rehabilitation and consumer technology industry members, and end-users. This inter-disciplinary group is dedicated to promoting rehab technology research and development, bench-to-bedside application to the clinical environment and effective technology transfer for availability to end-users.

 

MISSION

The TRNG will provide resources and collaboration opportunities for promoting rehab technology research and development, and bridging gaps in technology adoption in rehabilitation (i.e., between researchers, clinical settings and the availability to the end-user). The TRNG will attract leading professionals internationally, spanning academic, clinical, research and commercial and end-user environments. The TRNG will also assist ACRM staff in making ACRM visible to commercial technology companies and in recruiting commercial exhibitors.

 


HOW TO JOIN

One of the most valuable benefits of ACRM membership is the opportunity to participate in the many interdisciplinary special interest groups (ISIG) and networking groups.

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Click the JOIN NOW button to learn more or contact Member Services at +1.703.435.5335 for personal assistance.

 


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TASK FORCES

 

Programming Task Force

The Programming Task Force is dedicated to providing the membership with quality programming content related to the state-of-the art in the field of rehabilitation technology at the ACRM Annual Conference. The Programming Task Force assists in recruiting content from the top researchers in the field and within ACRM. Task force members also assist in organizing the LaunchPad competition.

Rachel ProffittCo-Chair: Rachel Proffitt, OTD, OTR/L
Assistant Professor
University of Missouri
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Sara BenhamCo-Chair: Sara Benham, OTD, OTR/L
Assistant Professor and Director of Doctoral Projects
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
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Industry Outreach Task Force

The Industry Outreach Task Force is dedicated to serving as a two-way channel to make connections and exchange ideas between researchers, engineers and clinicians, and vendors in the rehabilitation technology industry. The task force focuses on initiatives for vendor members and to facilitate networking/collaboration between rehabilitation professionals at all phases of development, from bench to bedside.

Naveen KhanChair: Naveen Khan
CEO, Patient Pal
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LaunchPad Task Force

The focus of the LaunchPad Task Force is to connect researchers, clinicians and technology start-up companies, support the growth of ACRM membership in the technology rehab space and expose the current membership to reviewed cutting edge rehab technologies by developing and executing a rehab technology competition at the annual conference.

Tracey WallaceChair: Tracey Wallace, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist/ Clinical Research Scientist
SHARE Military Initiative, Shepherd Center
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2018 Goals

  • Organize LaunchPad event at 2018 Annual Meeting in Dallas
  • Draw applications for LaunchPad from at least 3 Start Ups without previous involvement in ACRM
  • Recruit at least 2 nationally recognized experts in rehab medicine/technology to serve as a Judge on the LaunchPad Judges Panel
  • Identify future projects or opportunities for collaboration with other ACRM Communities or TNG Task Forces

Clinical Managers in Rehabilitation Technology Task Force

The Clinical Managers in Rehabilitation Technology Task Force aims to connect, support and provide resources to rehabilitation clinicians employed by technology companies and by clinical practice organizations that use rehabilitation technology. The group will gather, disseminate and share best practices as they relate to the intersection of the private industry, clinical practice, use of rehabilitation technology, technology development and validation, and regulatory compliance. We will provide a space within ACRM for dialogue and collaboration among clinicians, researchers, engineers and product developers to benefit the end user.

Lauren SheehanCHAIR: Lauren Sheehan, OTD, OTR/L
Clinical Manager, NEOFECT
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Sherri WallisSecretary: Sherri Wallis PT/DPT
Clinical Specialist, Rex Bionics, Pty, Ltd
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2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

In 2017, the Technology Networking Group held the inaugural LAUNCHPAD, a rehabilitation technology innovation competition, at the ACRM Annual Conference in Atlanta.

This popular event will return to the conference this year in Dallas. Watch for details coming soon!

LaunchPad > Discover at ACRM Conference 2017 Atlanta

Six contestants pitched their original rehabilitation technology business or solution to a panel of rehab industry experts and an audience of clinicians, researchers, engineers, and decision-makers to receive feedback and win prizes. Learn More >>

 

David RhewThe Panel

A panel of rehabilitation industry experts, including David Rhew, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Healthcare and Fitness at Samsung Electronics America and others, shared their feedback and selected the winning contestants.

Maria SchneiderBest Overall

Maria Schneider, MS, CEO, Dynofit, Inc.
Realtime Feedback Using the Wireless Flexdot Sensor System

As “Best Overall” winner, Ms. Schneider will be interviewed by Dr. Ford Vox, ACRM Digital Editor, for an upcoming episode of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation podcast, RehabCast. She will also receive an exhibit booth at the 2018 ACRM EXPO in Dallas, Texas, including two exhibitor registrations ($2,499).

Maysam GhovanlooMost Impactful

The award for "Most Impactful" technology went to Maysam Ghovanloo, PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology for a Multimodal Tongue Drive System.

Amir EftekharMost Innovative

The award for "Most Innovative" technology went to Amir Eftekhar, PhD from the National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnology, Wadsworth Center in the New York State Department of Health for Spinal Reflex Conditioning.

*All three winners were featured in a shared booth space at the ACRM 2017 Annual Conference EXPO in Atlanta.

 

David RhewSpecial Symposium for Technology

The 2017 Special Symposium for Technology featured David Rhew, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Healthcare and Fitness at Samsung Electronics America presenting on Disruptive Digital Healthcare Innovations Impacting Rehabilitation Medicine.