Assistive Technology – Innovations for children and young people
This event is both in person and online:
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.