Hands-On at HERL ISS Pre-Conference Course 19 Mar 2019 Human Engineering Research Laboratories, 6425 Penn Avenue (Bakery Square Office Building), Suite 400, Pittsburgh PA 15206

19 Mar 2019
Human Engineering Research Laboratories, 6425 Penn Avenue (Bakery Square Office Building), Suite 400, Pittsburgh PA 15206

All professionals interested in wheeled mobility are welcome!

COURSE OVERVIEW: Here’s your great opportunity to visit the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) and gain in‐depth experience with technical and clinical considerations for comprehensive wheelchair evaluation. New knowledge and skills will increase your ability to critically evaluate existing and emerging devices and enhance your competence and confidence in recommending optimal wheelchair systems for your clients. Wheeled mobility device performance, durability, safety and effectiveness are determined through analysis of combined results from objective laboratory testing and functional assessment. Established international and national consensus standards exist that dictate requirements for test apparatus, protocols and results reporting, to objectively evaluate device characteristics for simulated use over the anticipated lifespan of the wheelchair. Participants will tour the state‐of‐the‐art laboratories and experience wheelchair testing in action. Practice with reviewing and analyzing test reports will be combined with performing hands-on clinical evaluation of several wheeled mobility products to emphasize an innovative and dynamic framework for device evaluation known as the “Clinical Limits of Use Tool (CLOUT) for Wheeled Mobility Devices.” Additionally, regulatory requirements for medical device evaluation, including wheelchairs, and the impact of objective test results on device categorization and HCPCS coding will be reviewed. Significant timewill be dedicated to demonstration, practice, and collaborative discussion to engage the audience, share collective experience, and support case‐based learning.

Space is limited to 24 participants.

FACULTY: Kendra Betz, MSPT, ATP, Garrett Grindle, PhD, Rory Cooper, PhD, Brad Dicianno, MD, MS, Katrina Jacobs, MS, CCE, Ben Gebrosky & Shawn O'Donnell

For information on the “Hands-On at HERL” pre-conference course: https://www.seatingsymposium.us/event-schedule/event/1/2 - see PC 17 on Tuesday, March 19

Register for ISS at https://www.seatingsymposium.us/node/2687

For general information on the 35th ISS: https://www.seatingsymposium.us/