Technology is rapidly developing and changing the vision for the future in rehabilitation. As specialists in rehabilitation, now more than ever before, it is important that we study and educate ourselves regarding cutting edge technology. What is being developed? What makes a device meaningful and impactful in rehabilitation? Are these advancements in technology enhancing function, activity and participation?
In this symposium, experts in the field of rehabilitation will share new data and insight regarding innovative devices including mobile learning environments, a gameified therapy system, robotic walkers and a functional electrical stimulation device. Feedback from a multidisciplinary audience will be lead by our diverse presenter group. Ultimately the audience will have their say and be asked to vote. Do you think these devices represent hype or hope?
Describe why technology advancement is important in rehabilitation.
Describe what makes new devices meaningful and impactful in pediatric rehabilitation.
List 4 newly developed high tech devices being studied in pediatric rehabilitation.
Assess possible impacts and have input into meaningful discussion re the use of these devices now and in the future.