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Financed by Stipend #08-201 of the Federation Neurotrauma Activity Trust Reserve, directed by VA Bureau of Rehabilitative Administrations. The WWRC Brilliant Cabin. Ecological AT for Individuals with Incapacities Tony Upper class, PhD OTR/L. Supported by Award #08-201 of the
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Financed by Grant #08-201 of the Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative Trust Fund, managed by VA Department of Rehabilitative Services. The WWRC Smart Cottage Environmental AT for People with Disabilities Tony Gentry, PhD OTR/L

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Funded by Grant #08-201 of the Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative Trust Fund, managed by VA Department of Rehabilitative Services.

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Why Smart Homes? We live there. Wellbeing & Security. Wellbeing. ADL/IADL. Utilitarian freedom starts at home.

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Technologies: Low-tech ecological coordinators Mid-tech apparatuses (wake up timer, kitchen clock) Electronic Aids to Daily Living (lighting/apparatus control) Safety components (fire, smoke, water, damage caution) Task Cueing (PDA, pc, pillbox, lighting signals) Cognitive Remediation (Wii and pc amusements)

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Living Room

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Study

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Kitchen

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Bedroom

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Bedroom Sink

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Bathroom

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Medications

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Safety choices Bathroom tub seat, rails, high temp water control Stoveguard - turns off stove if kitchen vacant Water break cautions Medic-ready wristband Voice-brief fire alert Motion-controlled lighting Telephone and calling timetable Training in crisis administration

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Task Cueing Options PDA date-book alert Reminder pillbox PC onscreen brief Kitchen clock/caution clark Automated light flicker

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Environmental Management De-mess - “a place for everything...." Drawer dividers Closet dividers Divided garments hamper on wheels Washing machine bearings Refrigerator document Food lapse label

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Costs Equipment Total: $3200 pc and EADL programming: $600 Motion-controlled lighting: $500 Low-tech/mid-tech apparatuses: $500 Insteon pc-controlled lighting: $400 Video-cam for front entryway: $400 Stoveguard: $360 Nintendo Wii and Brain Age: $310 Palm z-22 pda: $100

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Other Costs: Electrician to introduce movement controlled lighting and Insteon divider switches (8 hours) Therapist to survey customer needs, team up with customer in choice, establishment, preparing and take after along (will fluctuate broadly) Replacement and redesign expenses of items (appraisal more than ten years)

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Comments: “That Stoveguard spared my life!” “The Palm pilot truly keeps me on schedule.” “I feel safe here, despite the fact that I’m by myself.” “Having the lights turn on and off spares vitality and assists me with seeing when I get back home after dark.” “At first it was a bit spooky, however I got used to it.” The water caution went off and kept me from flooding the cellar when I was washing my clothes.” “I utilized the pillbox to plan my pulse tests, too.” “The Wii recreations are fun and keep me utilizing my brain.”

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OT Comments: “We are taking in the hardware which takes time.” “The security alerts have spared the house no less than 3 times already.” “I wish they had additional time in the house, to try different things with distinctive methodologies and truly get the hang of it.” “This house is similar to a lab, where we can experiment with stuff that may work at home.” “These things will work for our spinal rope customers, too.”

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Next Steps: Smart Suites in new wing of WWRC Smart loft and suites at McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center Smart condo at Faison School for Autism Collaborate with “Blue Roof” and other keen innovation groups to give administration to Virginians Include inactive observing choices for maturing set up and off-site parental figure correspondence

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Monitoring Options: Quiet-Care ( www.quietcaresystems.com ) Wireless movement sensors/changes in routine noted e-Neighbor ( www.healthsense.com ) movement sensors/telehealth/doctor alarm Grandcare ( www.grandcare.com ) set-top box on television goes about as communicator and control place for remote sensors

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Resources www.vcu.edu/organization/pda www.vacni.org www.smarthome.com www.epill.com www.insteon.com www.independentliving.com www.abledata.org

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References Cook, A.M. & Hussey, S.M. (2002). Assistive Technologies: Principles and practice . St. Louis, MO: Mosby . Upper class, T. (in press). Savvy homes for individuals with neurological inability: State of the craftsmanship. NeuroRehabilitation .

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Tony Gentry, PhD OTR/L Assistant Professor Dept. of Occupational Therapy Director, Assistive Technology for Cognition Laboratory Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA 23298 logentry@vcu.edu (804) 828-3397 Paula Martin, OT Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center Department of Occupational Therapy PO Box

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