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Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America (RESNA) Annual Conference

Event Status: 
Open
Date: 
09/23/2020

RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, is the premier professional organization dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of people with disabilities through increasing access to technology solutions. The RESNA 2020 Virtual Conference will bring together assistive technology professionals from a variety of disciplines to exchange ideas about the latest innovations and research helping people with disabilities lead independent, healthy lives. For more information, visit https://www.resna.org/Events/Annual-Conference

Join us for the TechSAge Workshop: Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-Term Disabilities  

Wednesday September 23 (5:30-6:30pm EDT) 

Presenters: Brian Jones, Elena Remillard, Laura Rice & Travis Kadylak 

This workshop will highlight select RERC projects focused on people aging with mobility disabilities and engage audience members in dynamic discussion. Remillard will describe the translation of an evidence-based tai chi program from in-person to tele-technology. Jones will highlight the latest advances in developing smart bathing and toileting support systems. Rice will describe the development of a fall detection and alert system for wheelchair users. Kadylak will highlight the development of new skills for Amazon Alexa to support independence at home for this population.