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School of Medicine Columbia

Making Power Wheelchairs Smarter: The Continuum of SMART Technology

Type: Recorded Webinar
Location: Webinar with Transcript
Cost: Free. (Registration is required.)


Participants must register to receive the webinar video link and transcript.

About the Program

Many power wheelchair drivers face a variety of issues related to their independence, safety, efficiency, and accessibility because of impaired motor control, visual deficits, impaired reaction time, inattention, and various other deficits that are common among wheeled mobility users. The continuum of currently available SMART technologies will be discussed that can be incorporated into the power wheelchair to address these issues and improve driver safety, confidence, and independence.

Target Audience: This program is designed for Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Assistive Technology Professionals, and Equipment Suppliers/Providers.

Course Objectives: Define SMART technologies in the context of power wheelchairs.

  1. List three goals of power wheelchair SMART technologies.
  2. Describe three clinical applications of power wheelchair SMART technologies.
  3. List 3 research articles supporting the potential need for the incorporation of SMART technologies into power wheelchairs.

About the Presenter

Lindsey Sharpe Headshot

Lindsey Sharpe, PT, DPT, ATP - LCUI Power Wheelchairs

Lindsey is a graduate of University of North Carolina and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Elon University. She is a member of APTA and RESNA and is both a licensed Physical Therapist as well as a Certified Assistive Technology Professional.


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