Google Glass in Physical Therapy Education and Clinical Practice
Section: Education
Co-Section: Health Policy and Administration,Neurology,Orthopaedics,Pediatrics
Session Code: ED-2C-9122
Date: Friday, February 6, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Westin Indianapolis
Room: Capitol I

Speaker(s):   Michael Buck, PT, PhD, ATC, Cert MDT, CSCS
  Nancy Fell, PT, PhD, NCS
  David Levine, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Multiple Level

Physical therapy educators and clinicians are increasingly expected to incorporate innovative and engaging teaching and functional training strategies. Google Glass, a wearable computer interface, is a recent innovation that has many potential applications in physical therapy. This session will introduce participants to Google Glass with the goal of discussing potential physical therapy applications. The speakers, who are currently using Google Glass in physical therapy education and clinic settings, will use video and live Google Glass feed in demonstration. Potential ethical conflicts involved with Google Glass use in the classroom and clinic will also be explored.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe applications for Google Glass in both the classroom and clinic.
2. Discuss the opportunities and limitations that Google Glass presents to enhancing teaching, learning, and clinical practice in physical therapy.
3. Analyze the potential for adopting Google Glass using Rogers' Diffusion of Innovation Theory.
4. Discuss the potential educational and clinical ethical issues relative to Google Glass technology.

CEU: 0.2

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