CSM 2016

Wearable Technology Meets Physical Therapy
Section: Health Policy/Administration
Session Code: HP-1A-7936
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Hilton Anaheim
Room: Pacific Ballroom D

Speaker(s):   Elizabeth Ennis, PT, EdD, PCS, ATP
  George Fulk, PT, PhD
  Robert Latz, PT, DPT, CHCIO
  Mary Rodgers, PT, PhD,FAPTA, FASB

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Basic

Wearable mobile health technologies have exploded over the past 5 years. With improvements in technology these devices have become smaller, more affordable and are more consumer friendly. Wearable mobile health sensors provide the ability to accurately and precisely monitor and measure steps taken, calories burned, transitions, time spent doing certain activities, and other health parameters while patients go about their everyday activities in their home and community. In addition, there are FDA approved monitors for tracking Parkinson's changes, Glucose, vital signs, and more. Information from these devices can help inform physical therapy practice and can even be used as part of a behavioral intervention to motivate clients to improve their health. In this educational session, we will provide an overview of wearable technologies related to Physical Therapy. We will review how some clinicians are currently (or in the near future) using these technologies in clinical practice. In short, this course will improve awareness of the opportunities, benefits, and precautions in using wearable mobile health technologies in Physical Therapy.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the various types of wearable technologies relevant to Physical Therapy.
2. Compare the clinical utility of different wearable technologies that are currently available on the market
3. Argue the Pro's and Con's of mobile wearable technology now and in the near future.
4. Discuss the opportunities, benefits, and precautions of using wearable mobile technologies in Physical Therapy

CEU: 0.2

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