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App Development for OTs
Tue. 16 May 2017, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm AWST
The United Nations and the World Health organisation agree, equitable access to technolgy is key to ensuring health outcomes. Despite this, people with disabilities, chronic health conditions, people in developing nations, disadvantaged populations, and people who are ageing are not always included in the development, design or distrubution of new technologies.
Despite the exponential growth of the internet and associated devices, few technolgies are tailored to the special needs and diversity of web users, as well as the ways people use the internet.
OTs are uniquely positioned to develop, design and create functional, usable apps for people with unique needs to acess technology and improve their daily lives.
This course will cover;
1) Current research on equitable access to technology and health outcomes.
2) How apps can assist with occupational performance and design from the OT perspective.
3) What developers and software engineers need to know from OTs.
4) What are the benefits of using iOS or Android, the importance of design, graphics and user interface.
5) Funding options and testing your idea with yopur client population.
This Program suits;
Occupational Therapists or OT students who are interested in technology and OT, designing apps for their client population, or those interested in finding out more about how OTs are uniquley positioned to create equitable technolgy for our clients.
Program Delivered by Genevieve Major (OT) and Drew Henry (Founder- Gramercy Studios)