The ACRM Technology Networking Group (TNG) invites your participation
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.
Call for Late-Breaking Research Opens 5 May
for Scientific Paper & Poster 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.
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER: Rakesh Pilkar, PhD
Research Scientist, Kessler Foundation
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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!
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 >>
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 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).
The award for "Most Impactful" technology went to Maysam Ghovanloo, PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology for a Multimodal Tongue Drive System.
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.
Special 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.