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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