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Electronic Aids to Daily Living: Implementing Technology Solutions to Meet Patient Goals

Program ID :EE0005.012017.010
Webinar Length of Time: 1.0 Hour

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Brian Burkhardt, MS, ATP
Brian Burkhardt is the rehabilitation engineer for the Assistive Technology Program at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center. Over the past 15 years as an electrical engineer he has designed devices ranging from ambulatory EKG monitors to missile telemetry systems. At the VA Medical Center Brian specializes in Electronic Aids to Daily Living (EADLS), adaptive computer access, speech generating devices, power wheelchairs, and the integration of these technologies in the rehabilitation process for veterans with diagnoses including spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's, and Multiple Sclerosis.

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.


The world of Electronic Aids to Daily Living (EADL) is an ever changing mix of both Assistive Technology products and consumer electronics This presentation provides a broad overview of EADL devices and important details about the evaluation and implementation process. Various technology and implementation options will be compared and contrasted, and case studies presented to help clinicians balance cost, Patient ability, and Patient goals.

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 1.0 hours of instruction.
The cost for the webinar is $59.00

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    3. Select the webinar: Electronic Aids to Daily Living: Implementing Technology Solutions to Meet Patient Goals
    4. Complete your registration

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    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 | 06.01.2017