OT & Technology: Using the Wii with older adults
Jonathan is an OT doing some great work at the Glenrose rehabilitation facility in Edmonton Canada and is using the Nintendo Wii. Here's a link to an article from the Edmonton Journal about his work
I know this does not relate to occupational therapy, however this intrigued me as a health consumer and got me excited about how quickly technology is developing.
Here is a summary of the article sent to my by Nikki Esplin.
Mobisante has launched a tablet-based version of its portable ultrasound system, MobiUS, complementing the smartphone version launched two years ago.
- The tablet-based system is called the MobiUS TC1
- Uses more powerful ultrasound probes
- Uses a larger screen to review high-resolution ultrasound images
- Can be used without immediate access to electrical power
- Tablet’s battery life can provide up to 4.5 hours of continuous scanning
Applications listed by the original author include:
- Trauma e.g. the ability to diagnose and treat hemorrhage and pneumothorax or screen for cardiac tamponade.
- Routine screening, e.g. bladder volume, carotid intimal thickness, deep vein thrombosis or abdominal aortic aneurysm.
- Musculoskeletal ultrasound e.g.ultrasound-guided joint directions or aspirations, and injury assessments.
- Abdominal or pelvic pain
- Obstetrics and gynecology e.g. including the assessment of the foetal lie and viability or monitoring of the uterus and ovaries during infertility treatements.
- Ultrasound guided procedures such as anesthesia, intravenous placement, biopsies, drainag of abscesses, localization and removal of foreign bodies.