2017-10-11, Programming, Programming, Programming: Fine Tuning electronics to the Consumer's Needs 10.11.17

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Jay Doherty, OTR, ATP/SMS, Quantum Senior Clinical Education Manager, East Coast will present. Working with consumers during power wheelchair evaluations has many challenges. Finding the correct seating and drive wheel configuration are a big part of the process. To complete the delivery process, the Therapist and ATP need a solid understanding of how to program a power wheelchair. This course will review driving parameters and how these affect the handling of a power wheelchair as well as some special electronics features which can benefit the power wheelchair user and improve independence.

Learning Outcomes:
The participant will be able to list 2 driving parameters and how significantly these impact the ability of a consumer to control a power wheelchair.
The participant will be able to describe 2 reasons that adjusting the throw of a proportional driving method can help a client to achieve independence.
The participant will be able to discuss why considering all programming features a manufacturer offers is an important part of the evaluation process.

Jay has 21 years of experience working in the field of assistive technology with a concentration on complex rehab. Jay has earned his ATP and SMS certifications through RESNA. Throughout his career he has worked in both Rehabilitation and assistive technology environments with both adults and children. Jay’s current role with Quantum Rehab is to provide direction and leadership to the Quantum field sales team in the areas of facility development and to grow business within the rehab community. In addition, he develops and presents a variety of educational courses and ensures the Quantum Rehab field sales staff is educated on products and their benefits.