Date: Monday, August 2, 2021
Jean L. Minkel, PT, ATP
Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
We live in an age where smart cars are emerging in an effort to increase vehicle driving safety and reduce accidents. But what about power wheelchairs? Technologies to ease the driving task, decrease collisions and overall increase safety for the power wheelchair driver have been available in the research lab for a number of years. Some of these technologies are just becoming commercially available. Smart power wheelchair technologies may allow certain people to use a power wheelchair who otherwise could not, as well as help current power wheelchair users to drive with improved efficiency and safety.
The participant will be able to identify smart technologies in the context of power wheelchairs.
The participant will be able to list 3 goals of power wheelchair smart technologies.
The participant will be able to identify 3 clinical applications of power wheelchair smart technologies.
Jean L. Minkel, PT, ATP is a physical therapist and master clinician internationally recognized for her work in assistive technology. She is currently the Senior Vice President, Care Management and Rehab Services for Independence Care System. She is the co-editor of Seating and Wheeled Mobility: a clinical resource guide.
Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS is an occupational therapist in private practice, Access to Independence. She is a well-respected lecturer and author. She is the co-editor of Seating and Wheeled Mobility: a clinical resource guide, NRRTS Continuing Education Curriculum Coordinator and Clinical Editor of Directions magazine.
RESNA Members - $15
Non-RESNA Members - $45