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Wednesday 6 NOV
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
- Technology Networking Group Meeting (open for ALL to attend)
Location: 4D, 4th Floor
A range of technologies and approaches that we have developed and validated will be presented:
1. Mobile applications that can track symptom and impairment severity and provide intervention
2. Virtual and augmented reality solutions for chronic pain
3. Rehabilitation robotics
4. Neuromodulation and other technologies
We will also explore how to develop pragmatic clinical trials for exciting new technologies, how to foster a sense of entrepreneurship in your department and new billing procedures that can allow integration of new technology into practice. This is a how-to guide for integrating new technology into their clinical practice.
PLENARY IV: Pragmatically Using Electronic Patient Reported Measures to Drive Proactive Rehabilitation Care: Our Future? >>
Proactively treating the causes disablement; physical impairments, pain, and related immobility, can significantly prolong patients’ functional independence, improve their quality of life (QoL) and avoid unneeded expensive and extended hospitalizations. Current rehabilitation service delivery models are reactive in nature and tend to focus on catastrophic disability, characteristics that render them ill suited to detect or address early disablement in cancer or any vulnerable patient group. A model that proactively addresses these needs is needed.
Amanda Boxtel, the CEO of Bridging Bionics, a non-profit program designed to help individuals who have mobility impairments to regain motility with the assistance of neuromuscular training and a bionic exoskeleton suit (EksoTM). Amanda success was honored by the 2018 CNN Hero by CNN Worldwide in recognition of her legacy of helping individuals with neurological impairments regain mobility. Her program bridges cutting edge technology , which is typically cost prohibitive, for individuals who lost their mobility to enhance neuro-recovery and quality of life. The program enables such individuals to exercise in an inclusive health club environment that promotes wellbeing.
IC 6: Wheelchairs and Seating: The Evaluation Process with Demonstration and Justification of Recommended Products >>
The purchase of a wheelchair and seating products is a critical step for many non-ambulatory individuals. This hands-on course provides evaluation techniques, product demonstration, and funding criteria for individuals of all ages having a variety of neurological or orthopedic diagnoses. It will provide a step-by-step overview beginning with the medical intake and information gathering pertaining to physical and functional parameters for decision making. The mat evaluation and measurements, will be covered. Participants will learn how to perform an evaluation, fill out a detailed form with medical justification of the products, and trial mobility bases, cushions, and supports.
The instructional course will provide an insight and overview into virtual reality applications in healthcare and a deeper understanding of its uses for neurological rehabilitation in cognitive and physical therapy. Topics of the course will include: leveraging neuroplasticity of the brain with immersive 3D environments with precise control over the stimulus and the cognitive load that the user experiences, how programming functional goals into VR therapy exercises increases patient engagement, progress reports on patient progress with quantitative data to aid in recovery, psychological effects of virtual reality, and the overall efficiency of utilizing VR during therapy.
IC 26: The Shower Bench in the Closet: End User Acceptance and Uptake of Rehabilitation Technology >>
Technology development in rehabilitation has progressed rapidly in the past five years. However, the question remains: “Will these rehabilitation technologies eventually be accepted by and regularly utilized by consumers?” This session, through a combination of presentations, demonstrations, and a panel, will address many of these concepts and provide real-world examples of technologies in various phases of development and implementation.