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Outcomes tool reveals trends in assistive devices

July 22, 2016Tracy Orzel

ARLINGTON, Va. - More than a year after U.S. Rehab launched the Functional Mobility Assessment tool to a select group of its members, the results are in—sort of.“We're seeing a trend, but it's not statistically significant,” said Mark Schmeler, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, atthe RESNA/NCART 2016 Conference in Arlington, Va., in July.Developed over the past 15 years by Schmeler and Margo Holm, also a professor at UPitt's...

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Q&A: Legislation is tough but necessary

June 21, 2016Jeff Rowe

Peter Thomas, who coordinates policy for the ITEM Coalition, a group that builds support for policies that will enhance access to assistive devices and technologies, will speak at the upcoming RESNA/NCART 2016 Conference, July 12-15 in Arlington, Va. He spoke with HME News about the power that Medicare wields over policy for federal health insurance and beyond.HME News: What are the top policy priorities when it comes to assistive technology?Peter Thomas: The top priorities of the ITEM Coalition...

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Andy Lin talks tech

July 27, 2015Tracy Orzel

DOWNEY, Calif. - Wearable technology may sound futuristic, but it's not, says Andy Lin, who recently held a workshop on the topic at RESNA 2015 in Denver in June.Here's what Lin, an ATP and technology specialist at the Center for Applied Rehabilitation Technology at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, had to say about why assistive and consumer devices are merging.HME News: How do wearable technologies like Google Glass benefit people with limited mobility?Andy Lin: They mainly provide...

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Q&A with RESNA speaker Andy Lin

July 2, 2015Tracy Orzel

DOWNEY, Calif. - Wearable technology may sound futuristic, but it's not, says Andy Lin, who recently held a workshop on the topic at RESNA 2015 in Denver in June.Here's what Lin, an ATP and technology specialist at the Center for Applied Rehabilitation Technology at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, had to say about why assistive and consumer devices are merging.HME News: How do wearable technologies like Google Glass benefit people with limited mobility?Andy Lin: They mainly provide...

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