As the world’s dependency upon electronics and environmental control devices has increased over recent years, it is important to meet the needs of end users of CRT to enable independence and autonomy within their environments. We must furnish end users the opportunity to participate in, as well as control, their home environments by providing the ability to utilize their electronic smart devices to not only communicate with friends, family and caregivers but also control their home environments to maximize safety, health, and independence. This readily available technology can figuratively and literally open doors for a greater level of independence every day. In this course we will be presenting a myriad of options available for end-users to enable and increase independence and autonomy when it comes to controlling their own lives and home access through the use of power wheelchair electronics in combination with smart technology which is available today.
Participants will be able to compare 3 types of environmental control options.
Participants will be able to describe how wheelchair electronics can most benefit the individual through control of readily available technology.
Participants will be able to distinguish 3 potential positive outcomes from independent environmental control access.
Jay Doherty, OTR, ATP/SMS, Director, Clinical Education, Quantum Rehab – Jay has 23 years of experience working in the field of assistive technology with a concentration on complex rehab. Jay has earned his ATP and SMS certifications through RESNA. Throughout his career he has worked in both Rehabilitation and assistive technology environments with both adults and children.
Jay’s current role with Quantum Rehab is to provide direction and leadership to the Quantum field sales team in clinical education and development of the field reps. He also develops and presents a variety of educational courses and ensures the Quantum Rehab field sales staff are educated on products and their benefits.
Joseph (JB) Radabaugh, CTRS®, ATP/SMS, Clinical Education Manager, Eastern Region, Quantum Rehab – JB is a certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) and Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS) through RESNA. He is also a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist through NCTRC. He has over 14 years of experience working in the complex rehabilitation equipment field where he has provided custom solutions to increase mobility independence for children and adults with disabilities and complex medical needs. JB’s current role with Quantum Rehab is to develop education programs on the clinical uses of company products and produce education presentations for therapists and equipment providers. He also provides education to field sales staff on the application and clinical benefits of Quantum Rehab products.