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RESNA 2008
Content Capture Project

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The Content Capture Project is a trial effort to record and disseminate text, audio, photographic, and video information from the 2008 RESNA Annual Conference. The goal is to capture and make available content that is not included in the Conference Proceedings.

This website includes slideshows and audio for all the Plenary Sessions, the Town Hall Meeting, Awards Ceremony, several workshops, a platform session, a poster session, a Show and Tell session, a PSG meeting, and several collections of digital photographs from the conference.

Your comments and suggestions about this effort and webpage are solicited. Please fill out the Content Capture Project survey.

Thank you,

2008 Content Capture Project Committee:
Ray Grott
Karen Milchus
Dave Jaffe

Table of Contents

Friday - 06/27/2008

Saturday - 06/28/2008
W08 - AT Provision by the VA: A Model for Policy and Practice
W12 - Universal Design Show and Tell
W16 - Focus on Reimbursement for Seating in the USA
Developers Forum

Sunday - 06/29/2008
W23 - New Avenues for Research Funding
PS5 - Computer Applications and AAC
W39 - Computer Applications (SIG-11) Show and Tell

Monday - 06/30/2008
W44 - The Furure of Smart Home Technology

Digital Photographs and Video

Friday - 06/27/2008

Saturday - 06/28/2008

W08 - AT Provision by the VA: A Model for Policy and Practice
Kendra L.Betz, MSPT, ATP, SCI Clinical Specialist; Frederick Downs, Jr., Chief Officer, Office of Prosthetics & Clinical Logistics; and Neal Eckrich, Prosthetics Program Manager, all from the Veterans Health Administration

This workshop will discuss the range of AT provided by the VA with a focus on cutting edge adaptive technologies that promote optimal physical and cognitive function. Several interdisciplinary programs will be described as models for promoting consistent access to adaptive equipment and associated services. Processes for purchasing equipment through the VA will be reviewed.
Slides - 1.59 Mb pdf file

W12 - Universal Design Show and Tell
Molly Follette Story, MS, Pres, Human Spectrum Design, LLC and James L. Mueller, MA, Principal, J.L. Mueller, Inc.

This session will provide an opportunity for RESNA members to present and discuss their favorite new universal designs as well as older ones with which other attendees may or may not be familiar. Session attendees will learn about the universal design concept and some of the exemplary ways in which it has been realized in concrete forms.
Audio - 18.7 Mb - 1:19:42

W16 - Focus on Reimbursement for Seating in the USA
Mary Shea MA, OTR/L, ATP, Clinical Manager, Wheelchair Clinic, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and Jessica Pedersen MBA, OTR/L, ATP, Admin Dir, AT Programs, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

This workshop will focus on current reimbursement regulations affecting wheelchair and seating system prescription and funding. The Medicare codes will be reviewed along with the guidelines and current trends with reimbursement.
Audio - 18.5 Mb - 1:19:05

Developers Forum

Sunday - 06/29/2008

W23 - New Avenues for Research Funding - Sponsored by the National Science Foundation
David W. Keer, Co-chair, Interagency Subcommittee on Disability Statistics, U.S. Department of Education; Louis Quatrano, PhD, Program Director, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, National Institutes of Health; Ted Conway, PhD, National Science Foundation and Robert Jaeger, PhD, Scientific Program Manager, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

This session will include a discussion of various grant opportunities including the Field-Initiated Research Program at NIDRR, the Bioengineering Research Partnership at NCMRR, and other funding opportunities available from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Science Foundation.
Audio - 18.4 Mb - 1:18:21

PS5 - Computer Applications and AAC
Moderated by Pam Mitchell, PhD, Kent State University
Audio - 17.3 Mb - 1:13:55

AAC Consumer Protection Policies in an Evidence-Based Practice, Client-Centered Milieu
Katya Hill, PhD, CCC-SLP, University of Pittsburgh

Predicting AAC Communication Rate
Barry Romich, PE, AAC Institute

Telework and Individuals Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication
David McNaughton, The Pennsylvania State University

Augmenting Aphasia Therapy with Language-based Software and Speech Generating Device-Assisted Approaches
Andrew Jinks, MA, CCC-SLP, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Discomfort Levels and Cervical Positions During Tracker-One Use for Computer Access
Rebecca Este, PhD, OTR, ATP, University of South Alabama

W39 - Computer Applications (SIG-11) Show and Tell
Andy E. Lin, Center for Applied Rehabilitation Technology Rancho Los Amigos National Rehab Center

This popular session sponsored by SIG-11 will provide a forum for attendees to share and learn about adaptive techniques or tools involving computer applications in assistive technology. Topics will include adaptations to and tips on using computer devices or software, and little-known products or unique ways to use them.
Audio - 17.5 Mb - 1:14:29

Show and Tell Project Descriptions - html - 158 Kb pdf file
Show and Tell - Rapid Fire Brochure

Accommodation for Volunteer with Traumatic Brain Injury
Jamie Arasz Prioli, RESNA ATP

Custom Tools to Assist a Person with a Brain Injury that Anyone Can Benefit from
Ray Grott, MA, ATP, RET

Two Methods for Triggering Macro Express Scripts with NaturallySpeaking
Alan Cantor

An Interactive Macro to Automate the Downloading of Digitized Articles
Alan Cantor

Screen Reader Friendly “Find” Commands for Microsoft Word
Alan Cantor

RESNA Awards
Slides - 2.3 Mb pdf file

Student Design Competition (SDC)

The Student Design Competition is open to students from any discipline who have a creative and innovative design that will assist an individual with a disability to function more independently.

Entries are judged on originality, quality of design, and usefulness to persons with disabilities. The RESNA SDC has a long history of providing a forum for the work of energitic students representing a wide variety of disciplines including mechanical, electrical, and biomedical engineering. computer information science and architecture.
Slides - 407 Kb pdf file

Student Scientific Paper Competition (SSPC)

An important way for students to participate in the conference is through the Student Scientific Paper Competition, sponsored by the Paralyzed Veterans of America. The five winning papers were presented in a Platform Session at the conference on Saturday 06/28/3008. Other qualifying student papers were included in the Interactive Poster Sessions and the RERC Student Platform Session on Moday 06/30/2008.

The purpose of the Student Scientific Paper Competition is to promote high quality scientific and engineering research in the field of rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology. The competition encourages students from a variety of disciplines to address contemporary issues in these fields through research and submit their papers for presentation at the RESNA Annual Conference. It focuses on the rigorous use of research methods in the filed of rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology and is based on the scientific and engineering merit of the research.
Slides - 242 Kb pdf file

International Appropriate Technology Awards

The purpose of Appropriate Technology Design Competition is to encourage the creation of inexpensive appropriate technology for people with disabilities living in developing nations or impoverished areas of the world.
Slides - 242 Kb pdf file

Monday - 06/30/2008

W44 - The Furure of Smart Home Technology
Tony Gentry, PhD OTR/L, Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Virginia Commonwealth Univ; Cathy Bodine, PhD, CCC-SLP, Associate Professor, University of Colorado at Denver; Jesus Favela, PhD, Professor, CICESE Research Center, Department of Computer Science; Katherine Gianola, MD, Interim, ACOS/Education Chief of Health Informatics and Telehealth, Richmond Veterans Administration Medical Center; Edmund Lo Presti, PhD, President, AT Sciences, LLC; and Alex Mihailidis, PhD, P.Eng, Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto

This panel of experts will discuss advances in artificial intelligence and sensing, robotics, virtual reality, telehealth and communityextensible technologies that may soon change the face of homecare for the cognitively impaired. Ethical, social, and policy implications of these technologies will be considered.
Audio - 16.9 Mb - 1:12:00

Digital Photographs on Kodak Share Galley

Click on "View Slideshow" icon, then "Play" icon
DJ's photos
Brad Marsh's photos
Mark Bresler's Student Design Competition photos

Audio from Keynote and Plenary Sessions
Coming soon

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