Occupational Therapy and Assistive Technology by tyty722

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									Occupational Therapy and
  Assistive Technology
      Sandra Sandford
           And
      Sarah McQuaid
        Occupational Therapy
• “Occupational Therapy enables people to
  achieve health, well-being and life
  satisfaction through participation in
  occupation”- COT 2004
• Occupation:-daily activities that reflect
  cultural values, provide structure to living
  and meaning to individuals; these activities
  meet human needs for self-care, enjoyment
  and participation in society:-Willard and
  Spackman 10th edition 2003
        Occupational Therapy
• Hospitals,clinics, schools, homes

• All age groups

• Physical disability, mental health
  problems,learning disabilities, terminal
  illness
       Occupational Therapy
• Treatment -alternative techniques, hands on
  therapy,use of splints

• Equipment

• Adaptations to the environment
           What is this for?
• There are 5 different items .Write down
  what you think each item is used for, what
  is it’s purpose?

• Nothing rude or obscene please!!!!!
       Assistive Technology
• A broad title
• Wide range of equipment ,devices, systems
• Improve security, promote safety, reduce
  risks
• Enable independence in controlling the
  environment
• Improve communication
        Assistive Technology
• Risk management

• Enabling technology- environmental
  controls

• Lifestyle monitoring
            Risk Management
•   Assessment to identify areas of risk
•   Advice
•   Reduce /eliminate risk
•   Increase independence
•   Ease management for carer
            Systems Used
• Sensor mats

• Bed/chair occupancy sensor pads

• Door intercoms

• Door release intercom
             Systems Used
• Visual monitor

• Room to room intercom

• Cooker isolation switch

• Automatic cooker switch off - electrical
  /gas
                 Telecare
• Southern Board project in
  Armagh/Dungannon
• 24 hr connection to response centre
• Trained advisors
• Wide range of sensors
• Falls
• Referral to Telecare project
       Enabling Technologies
• Environmental controls

• Invented in 1961 -Stoke Mandeville Spinal
  Injury Unit

• Allowing remote control of domestic
  appliances
      Environmental Controls
• The controller

• Input switch

• Accessories
               The Controller
• Can store 1-200 functions
• Heart of the system. Controls items in different
  rooms
• Possum Companion - can be integrated with
  - Personal computer software
  - Communication aids
  - Powered Wheelchair
           The Input Switch
• Enables user to access the system

• Can be activated in many different ways

• Pressure and speed are adjustable
                Accessories
•   Appliances operated by controller
•   Home entertainment systems
•   Phone
•   Doors
•   Lights
•   Windows
  Assessment for Environmental
           Controls
• Carried out by Occupational Therapist and
  Engineer
• O.T. looks at functional ability,support
  network,identifies areas for improved
  independence
• Engineer matches technology to
  requirements
• FUNDING
        Lifestyle Monitoring
• Use of sensors/monitors to collect data

• Monitoring of behaviour patterns

• Monitoring of health status
Thank-you for your attention

        Any Questions?

								
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