Assistive Technology – Innovations for children and young people
- Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2021, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
- Location: NovitaTech, 1 South Road, Thebarton
- Cost: Free
- Contact: Anne Jurisevic email@example.com
Please join us for the HDA and Novita forum on Assistive Technology – Innovations for children and young people. In-person and virtual options available.
The forum will conclude with a tour of NovitaTech (not virtual) enabling you to see, touch and experience assistive technology up close including 3D scanning, accessible gaming and other AT. Visit the workshops and learn what is involved in customizing mobility devices, manufacturing Orthotics and testing the mechanical durability and stability of AT products to Australian Standards.
Mark Stewart, General Manager, NovitaTech - Assistive Technology Solutions, Novita on Overview of NovitaTech.
Kerry Evans, Practice Lead: Neuromotor, Novita on Developing prescription guidelines for powered wheelchair standing devices in Duchenne muscular dystrophy and understanding their potential benefits for young people.
Catriona Bauve, Child Development Unit, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Women’s and Children’s Health Network and former Research Officer and Physiotherapist, Novita on Measuring motor skills and supporting young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder to ‘Get into the Game’: Initial validation of the Ignite Challenge.
Dr Anna Kontos (HDA Co-Convenor), MS McLeod Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Women’s and Children’s Hospital / Early Career Researcher, Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide.
IN-PERSON (strictly limited seating, register only if you will attend!): Register on Eventbrite here https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/187037804107
VIRTUAL (speaker session only, no tour): Register on Eventbrite here https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/187055015587