Determining the Efficacy of POTS Based Telerehabilitation for Wheelchair PrescriptionBy Shapcott, Nigel; Boniner, Michael; Cooper, Rosi; Cohen, Laura; Cooper, Rory, PhD; Fitzgerald, Shirley, PhD; RESNA 2001: Annual Conference Proceedings, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 169-171
Publication Date: June 2001
Study aims to establish a scientific basis for reliable use and limits of video conferencing for remote prescription of Assistive Technology (AT) using "Plain Old Telephone System" (POTS) lines to transmit and receive the audio and video signals. The study will determine the potential of increasing the availability of AT prescription services to communities underserved due to geographical and/or transportation barriers. Video conferencing systems are used to evaluate individuals for their wheelchair needs and are compared to the findings of "in person" evaluations to determine if appropriate standards of care can be maintained.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number O14184