Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Sponsored by the Center for Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances and Technology
What is the Developers Showcase and Networking Reception
The Developers Showcase provides a unique interactive opportunity for both large and small developers to obtain feedback on their products and to discuss ideas for new products and enhancements with engineers, rehab technologists, therapists, consumers and others in the field of assistive technology. Products showcased at the Developers Showcase should be under development, new products, and products undergoing redesign for which you are particularly interested in receiving constructive feedback. Participants are welcome from all areas of assistive technology, including hardware/software, AAC, workplace accommodations, Universal Design, seating/position/mobility, transportation, recreation, etc.
Participants must be registered for the conference or an exhibitor.
The finalists of the RESNA Student Design Competition will also be a part of this Showcase, so come and learn about new, creative and innovative products are being designed by college and university students.
When & Where
This year's Developers Showcase will be held at the RESNA 2017 Annual Conference at the Hilton Riverside New Orleans. Room location will be announced at the conference.
The Developers Showcase and Networking Reception is open to all RESNA conference attendees!
The purpose of the Developers Showcase is to provide an informal opportunity for product developers, researchers and manufacturers to meet with clinicians, RESNA attendees and end users. The showcase provides an opportunity to discuss new technology, as well as opportunities to provide feedback on existing technology, and to formulate ideas for new products.
How to Participate in the Showcase
The atmosphere for the Showcase is that of a mini-exhibit hall, with each developer having a display table in a large room. At the beginning of the showcase, developer introductions will be made to the group at large in a minute-madness format. Those attending the event are encouraged to move freely about the room and mingle with developers and manufacturers.
If you are a developer and you have a product you would like to show, please fill out the Developers Showcase registration form (Word) and send it to the RESNA office. You must be either a registered conference attendee or an exhibitor.
Any questions, comments, requests or suggestions can be directed to coordinators Melissa Campbell.
The Developers Showcase is generously sponsored the Center for Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances and Technology (TREAT).
TREAT is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) R24 network of rehabilitation resource centers. TREAT focuses on technology transfer and comparative effectiveness research and is funded through the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR), part of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). TREAT is a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, collaborative consortium between corporate, educational and non-profit entitites providing infrastructure support and export consultation to researchers and innovators interested in the translation and commercialization of rehabilitation research applications.