Welcome to the inaugural Technology Networking Group (TNG) POWER UP Newsletter! We hope that this newsletter can serve as a resource for our members and as a way to learn about new opportunities. The Technology Networking Group (TNG) is an international networking group providing collaboration and resources for development and deployment of technology for rehabilitation medicine. The TNG serves as the venue for an interdisciplinary group of rehabilitation professionals, consumers and other stakeholders, including: academicians, clinicians, researchers, engineers, technology industry members, regulatory and compliance professionals, and end-users.
In this inaugural issue, we’ve included technology focused conference highlights, updates from our task forces, resource recommendations, and more! We’re also excited to announce our member, research, and new technology spotlights.
In this issue our student member spotlight, Shahrose Aratia, HBSc, is a Canadian student from Toronto who has had the opportunity to work with several new technology projects.
Our engineer spotlight is Mohanraj Thirumalai, MS, MEng, PhD, who shares how he supports and educates his community, in addition to his professional projects.
Natalee Takasumi, DPT, our physical therapist spotlight, is a Clinical Applications Manager for Hocoma, who shares her experience transitioning from clinical role to a technology lead role.
Curious about a way mobile health devices and data science methods could transform the landscape of rehabilitation medicine? The Research Spotlight in this issue featuring Alex W.K. Wong, PhD, DPhil, and Pin-Wei “Benny” Chen, PhD, explore this topic.
The team from EYEnexo has developed a technology to facilitate accurate communication of routine and complex visual assessments to eye care professionals remotely. To learn more about this technology check out the new technology spotlight featuring Matteo Tomasi, PhD, Francisco Amparo, MD, MBA, and Kevin E. Houston, OD, MS.
Our spotlights come from member recommendations. Please feel free to send recommendations for features to the Communications Task Force.
If you have any questions, want to learn more, or are interested in serving in a leadership role in our group, please reach out to us.
Your Technology Networking Group Co-Chairs,