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Mobile Device Integration for Manual and Powered Wheelchair Users

Program ID :EE0012.062117.010
Webinar Length of Time: 1.00 Hour

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Emma Smith, MScOT, ATP/SMS

Emma Smith is an Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Professional, with expertise in the areas of Assistive Technology and Seating and Mobility. Emma has presented nationally and internationally on the topics of switch assessment, access to computing and communication devices (including tablets and mobile devices, and wheelchair skills training. Emma is the founder and Director of Jump Start Occupational Therapy and is currently a PhD Candidate in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of British Columbia. 

Note: Faculty for this activity have been required to disclose all relationships with any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services, with the exemption of nonprofit or government organizations and non-healthcare related companies.

* No conflicts have been disclosed.


This presentation will begin with a brief review of alternative access methods for mobile technology, then focus primarily on ways to integrate these devices with manual and powered wheelchairs. In particular, it will address integration with wheelchair electronics on powered wheelchairs and mounting options for both manual and powered wheelchairs which promote safe, effective, and independent use.

Learning Objectives

Upon viewing this webinar, participants will be able to:

CEU Registration and Cost

0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded to individuals for viewing 1.00 hours of instruction.
The cost for the webinar is $59.00

Instructions to Obtain CEUs

go to the RSTCE web site at: www.rstce.org

    1. Enter user name and password or create new profile
    2. Select Webinars
    3. Select the webinar: Mobile Device Integration for Manual and Powered Wheelchair Users
    4. Complete your registration

A payment confirmation will be sent via e-mail.
(Allow 10 minutes for the database to process payment and send a confirmation e-mail).

After viewing the webinar

    1. log back into database and Select Post Tests and Evaluation for: Mobile Device Integration for Manual and Powered Wheelchair Users
    2. Select and complete Post Tests and Evaluations

You will receive your CEU Certificate via e-mailed as a PDF file (Please allow 10 minutes for the database to process your certificate and send it to your e-mail)

The University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences awards Continuing Education Units to individuals who enroll in certain educational activities. The CEU is designated to give recognition to individuals who continue their education in order to keep up-to-date in their profession. (One CEU is equivalent to 10 hours of participation in an organized continuing education activity). Each person should claim only those hours of credit that he or she actually spent in the educational activity.

The University of Pittsburgh is certifying the educational contact hours of this program and by doing so is in no way endorsing any specific content, company, or product. The information presented in this program may represent only a sample of appropriate interventions.

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Updated | 07.06.2017