Credit: .1 CEU
Speakers: Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS and Jean L. Minkel, PT, ATP
Intermediate Level, Seating and Positioning, ATP/SMS Prep Content
A Smart Wheelchair provides features beyond what current power wheelchairs offer. Smart technologies may include Sensors that warn the driver of potential hazards, such as obstacles or tipping risk on a steep incline. Some Sensors are integrated into the PWC electronics to prevent collisions by assisting with steering and speed as well as prevent a PWC from going off a curb outside. Smart wheelchairs can connect with the external environment, such as sending notifications to a caregiver’s smartphone. This technology may also monitor, record, and report data such as weight shifts and health information. It’s a whole new world!
The participant will be able to define 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 describe 3 clinical applications of power wheelchair smart technologies