Posted on: January 11, 2016
The Center for Rehabilitation Technology at Helen Hayes Hospital will present a Power Door Opener Workshop on Thursday, January 21st from 2:30-5:00pm. The workshop will demonstrate how remote-controlled power door openers can offer individuals with disabilities—particularly those using wheelchairs or scooters—complete independence in entering and exiting residential or public doors. A portion of this special presentation will take place in the hospital’s state-of-the-art Smart Apartment, where attendees will have the opportunity for hands-on experience with power door openers in a home setting.
The Center for Rehabilitation Technology at Helen Hayes Hospital is nationally-recognized for its dedication to the innovative and interdisciplinary use of technology to assist people with disabilities to increase their independence. In addition to providing augmentative/alternative communication and special apparatus services to clients, the center also hosts a large variety of hands-on, educational workshops for patients, caregivers, and community members. It is also home to the high-tech Smart Apartment, an interactive model of a typical home which is equipped with an array of assistive technology that enables individuals with disabilities to control their surroundings.
For information or to register for the Power Door Opener Workshop, call 845-786-4587. Continuing Education Units are available.