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Power Wheelchair Electronics: Innovations for All of Life’s Needs

Program ID : IC83.2019
Webinar Length of Time: Hour

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Chris Chovan, OTR/L, ATP, CAPS
Invacare, United States

Chris Chovan, OTR/L, ATP, CAPS is the Clinical Education Specialist on the Professional Affairs and Clinical Education (PACE) team at Invacare. Chris brings over 22 years of experience working primarily in the areas of seating and wheeled mobility, accessibility, and assistive technology. Prior to joining Invacare, Chris founded Rehab Mobility Specialists, which was western Pennsylvania's only therapy private practice specializing in evaluations for wheelchair seating and mobility as well as home safety and accessibility products.

Presented at the 35th International Seating Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA USA

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.

  • Chris Chovan disclosed the following conflict:
    • Employee of a commercial entity: Invacare Corp


A power wheelchair is no longer just motors, batteries and a joystick. As commercially available power wheelchair electronics continue to evolve, we are seeing new and innovative features functionality integrated into these systems. This course will focus on how the evolution of power wheelchair electronics is making a difference in people’s lives. Improved connectivity, touch screen technology, live and wireless programming, real time diagnostics, data tracking and monitoring, these and other advancements will be detailed and discussed. We will highlight how these innovations impact the independence and functionality of the end user. We will discuss advancements that can increase a provider and clinician’s efficiency and effectiveness during the evaluation process as well as after the delivery to ensure better outcomes. We will also review improvements and smart monitoring that allows for improved service and maintenance results.

Learning Objectives

Upon viewing this webinar, participants will be able to:


CEU Registration and Cost

0.100 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded to individuals for viewing 1.0 hours of instruction.
The cost for the webinar is $59.00

Instructions to Obtain CEUs

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    1. Enter username and password or create new profile
    2. Select Webinars
    3. Select the webinar:IC83.2019 - Power Wheelchair Electronics: Innovations for All of Life’s Needs
    4. Complete your registration

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After viewing the webinar

    1. log back into database and Select Post Tests and Evaluation for:
      IC83.2019 - Power Wheelchair Electronics: Innovations for All of Life’s Needs
    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 | 06.27.2019