WS27 - Building Better Together - Designing Assistive Technology with End-users and within Interdisciplinary Teams

Session Information
Session ID: 
WS27
Date & Time: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Location: 
Royal
Session Description
Session Type: 
Abstract: 

The Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative’s (CIHC) framework was developed to inform education and practice across health professions based on a common approach to competencies. Using this framework, students in occupational therapy and engineering engaged with community end-users to design technology. Capitalizing on the space, teaching and learning resources to engage in capacity building, this initiative enabled students to gain a deeper understanding of their respective roles and spark innovation to address social challenges by learning how to form valuable partnerships. We seek to promote a similar approach when designing assistive technology among different institutions and outside the academic setting.

Presenter(s)

Claire Davies, Elizabeth G Delarosa