WS13 - Continuous Cloud-based Power Wheelchair Monitoring of Mobility and Seating

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Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Potomac Room V, Ballroom Level
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This presentation explores the development of a device that precisely measures the seating compliance and mobility of power wheelchair users and records the data to an automated system that tracks the information. Therapists can specify a goal for a patient and the system will analyze compliance through novel algorithms. This interpreted data can be pushed to patients and provide healthcare professionals with customizable alerts for patients who have deviated from preconfigured seating goals. The technology is inexpensive and has potential for EMR integration. We will provide early system validation, case studies, and feedback on integration in an SCI outpatient clinic.
James Gardner OT/ATP at the University of Utah Hospital